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Eng bring in Bairstow as cover for Stokes

Eng bring in Bairstow as cover for Stokes

Apart from Jonathan Bairstow, Jos Buttler has also been added to the squad as a batting cover.

Cardiff: The England team on Friday called up Jonathan Bairstow as cover for injured all-rounder Ben Stokes ahead of the fifth and final one-dayer against India here.

Apart from Bairstow, Jos Buttler has also been added to the squad as a batting cover.

"Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire) and Jos Buttler (Somerset) have today been called up to the England squad for the final one-day international in the NatWest Series against India at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, on Friday September 16," the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement.

Stokes has had a reoccurrence of a finger injury.

England currently lead the five-match series 2-0 with one match remaining. While the first match of the series was rained out, another ended in a tie.
first published:September 16, 2011, 13:26 IST