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Northants star David Willey pulls out of EPP tour of Australia

David Willey: Out of EPP tour of Australia

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Northamptonshire all-rounder David Willey has been forced to pull out of the England Performance Programme tour of Australia.

Willey has a lower back injury and will return to England to undergo rehabilitation.

The EPP squad face their first fixture of the tour this Wednesday in Brisbane, against Queensland IIs.

Willey had a superb season for Northants, helping the county earn promotion to Division One in the County Championship, and he played a key role in their twenty20 Cup triumph with bat and ball.