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England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler out with thumb fracture

London: England's wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has suffered a broken thumb on his left hand while playing for Lancashire in their NatWest T20 Blast cricket tournament win over Worcestershire.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler

Standing up to the stumps in the 17th over at New Road on Friday, Buttler was struck by a bottom edge from Ben Cox's bat, leaving the 25-year-old in visible discomfort for the remainder of Worcestershire's innings.

However, the injury did not prevent Buttler from making his mark with the bat as he blasted a 20-ball half-century, Lancashire's fastest fifty in T20 cricket.

"Lancashire and England's Jos Buttler received a blow to his left thumb during Friday night's NatWest T20 Blast match against Worcestershire Rapids at New Road," England and Wales Cricket Board said in their website on Friday.

"X-rays later revealed he sustained a small stable fracture which will be managed considerably."

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