Stuart Broad to play 5th Test wearing a mask

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Published: Monday, August 11, 2014, 12:48 [IST]
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London, Aug 11: Injured England fast bowler Stuart Broad will wear a mask and play the fifth and final Test against India starting Friday (August 15).

Broad, who broke his nose during the fourth Test after being hit by a Varun Aaron bouncer, tweeted that he will wear a mask at The Oval. He was included in an unchanged England squad for the final Test.

Stuart Broad to play wearing a mask

After hitting Aaron for two successive sixes, Broad missed the third bouncer in a row and the ball passed through the gap between the peak of the helmet and the grille on the third day of the Test (August 9). The ball hit him on the nose and needed medical attention on the field.

His bleeding nose was attended by the physio and was later shited to a hospital. He did not field during India's second innings. England won the Test by an innings and 54 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

"Little bit sore this morning but not too bad! Doc did a great job with the stitches. On to The Oval! (With a mask)," Broad tweeted yesterday (August 10).


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