Chris Jordan replaces injured Josh Tongue in England’s squad for New Zealand T20Is

England pacer Josh Tongue has been ruled out of England’s upcoming T20I series against New Zealand due to an injury and has been replaced bh fast-bowling all-rounder Chris Jordan in the 15-man squad.

Tongue, 25, was set to feature in England’s white-ball games for the first time after playing in Tests against Ireland and Australia in the home summer where he bagged 10 wickets in two Tests.

Notably, Jordan is England’s leading wicket-taker in the shortest format with 96 wickets in 87 matches.

The Three Lions will begin the four-match T20I series with the opening game against New Zealand at Chester-Le-Street from Wednesday which will be followed by matches in Manchester, Birmingham, and Nottingham on September 1, 3 and 5.

Meanwhile, the ECB also informed that left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone will be missing the upcoming season of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) in Australia after dislocating her right shoulder during warm-up for Manchester Originals’ last match of The Hundred on Wednesday.

“Ecclestone has sustained a dislocated right shoulder. After scans and assessment, she will miss for the Women’s Big Bash League,” added the ECB.

Sophie, the top-ranked bowler in ODIs and T20Is, was already been rested for England’s upcoming T20I and ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting from August 31.

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