Friday, 07 March 2014 - 12:40
Root set to miss World T20
Joe Root has been ruled out of the Twenty20 series against West Indies and, in all probability, the World Twenty20 to follow after x-rays revealed he had suffered a broken thumb in the deciding ODI in Antigua on Wednesday.
It means Ian Bell, who last played Twenty20 cricket in January 2011, is in line for a place in the World T20 squad.
Meanwhile, Fast bowler Kyle Abbott has been added to South Africa's Twenty20 squad as cover for Dale Steyn, who will miss at least the first two matches against Australia because of a hamstring strain