Fresh doubt for England

Schofield the latest worry for England's Twenty20 campaign

By Phil Jackson.   Last Updated: 05/09/07 1:32pm

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Schofield: Fresh concern

Schofield: Fresh concern

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England's preparations for the ICC World Twenty20 tournament have been dealt another blow, with news of an injury to Chris Schofield.

The former Lancashire leg-spinner, joins all-rounder Andrew Flintoff as another doubt for September's competition, while Ravi Bopara has already been ruled out with a thumb injury.

Schofield split the webbing of his left hand whilst fielding in the Surrey Brown Caps' Pro40 Division Two match against Kent on Tuesday.

Stitches

The 28-year-old is desperate to make the most of his international recall though, ahead of England's departure for South Africa on Sunday.

"I've just got four stitches in the split webbing, but they should be coming out in seven days time, so I should be okay," Schofield told Sky Sports 1.

"I'll see the England doctor tomorrow [Wednesday], and have an assessment and hopefully everything should be alright.

"It's not my bowling hand, but I've had a couple of injections in there, and I'll bat for Surrey if I have to."

Schofield then hit 11 runs in Surrey's one wicket win at Canterbury, but England coach Peter Moores will still be concerned, with the international Twenty20 opener against Zimbabwe, less than 10 days away, on 13th September.

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