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Stuart Broad ruled out of India T20 series

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Published: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 14:45 [IST]

Stuart Broad ruled out of India T20s

London, Dec 13: Stuart Broad has been ruled out of the two-match Twenty20 International series against India with a bruised left heel, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday. Broad will return to the United Kingdom immediately to begin a period of rest and rehabilitation.

In Broad's absence, Eoin Morgan will lead the side. The first match will be held in Pune on December 20 while the second is on December 22 in Mumbai.

James Harris who is currently in Pune with the England Performance Programme will replace Broad in the squad, ECB said in a media statement. The 22-year-old is uncapped at international level.

Steven Finn will also return to the UK after a strained disc in his lower back ruled him out of the final Test in Nagpur earlier today. Finn is expected to be available for the ODI series against India beginning in January, ECB added.

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