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Luke Wright out of World T20 with side strain

ESPNcricinfo staff
March 22, 2014
Craig Kieswetter has flown to Bangladesh to join up with the England team © Getty Images

Luke Wright, the England allrounder, has been ruled out of the World Twenty20 with a side strain.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter has been brought in as Wright's replacement.

Wright had been carrying the injury for a while, but the news of his unavailability came only on the morning of England's first game - they play New Zealand in Chittagong on Saturday evening - in the World T20. He has been England's first-choice No. 3 over the last year, but had lost form of late.

Kieswetter has played 25 T20Is for England, the last of which was in September 2012. His last competitive cricket was in the Big Bash League in Australia, in December and January, where he scored 192 in eight matches for Brisbane Heat, at a strike rate of 116.36.

England's other main injury worry remains captain Stuart Broad, who has had an issue with his knee. He is, however, believed to have recovered enough to play against New Zealand.

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