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Ballance to undergo x-ray

17 July 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 17/07/17 5:21pm

England batsman Gary Ballance was given out for lbw to Vernon Philander

England batsman Gary Ballance was given out for lbw to Vernon Philander

Gary Ballance will require an x-ray on his left index finger after taking a blow in England’s defeat to South Africa.

Recalled to the Test squad for the current series against the Proteas, Ballance was out for four runs off an lbw as Vernon Philander worked his way through England’s order to steer

Ballance was the victim of a superb South Africa review – Faf du Plessis successfully challenging a ‘not out’ lbw verdict as replays showed the ball pitched on leg-stump and straightened enough to hit it.

A Morne Morkel delivery was the source of Ballance’s injury, though, with the England batsman suffering a knock to his left hand.

Nasser Hussain believes some of the England selections over the past few years have been very poor

Ballance will have the injury assessed on Monday evening ahead of the third Test, which is set to begin on July 27, live on

Ballance’s future in the Test squad remains in doubt, with former captain .


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