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Onions doubtful for first Eng-SA Test

The seamer is suffering from a hamstring injury and is a doubt for the Oval game starting Thursday.

July 18, 2012, 5:57 PM IST
Onions doubtful for first Eng-SA Test

London: Graham Onions's chances of playing in the first Test against South Africa receded further on Wednesday when he was unable to train on the eve of the match at the Oval because of a hamstring strain.

The Durham seamer, included in England's 13-man squad as an extra pace bowler, was not involved in Wednesday morning's net practice. He has not yet been ruled out of content_cnion to play when the first of a three-Test series starts here on Thursday, but the injury has not done his prospects any good.

Even if fully fit, Onions was regarded as unlikely to fill a third seamer role, where incumbent Tim Bresnan and fast bowler Steven Finn appear to be the leading candidates for the position.

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