Trott expected to be fit for India tour

England’s Test and one-day international number three was on Tuesday ruled out of yesterday’s final NatWest Series match against South Africa at Trent Bridge.

Jonathan Trott

He was hit on the right hand by a short ball from Dale Steyn in Sunday’s victory at Lord’s.

An X-ray on Monday suggested “no major fracture”, but a subsequent MRI revealed he has broken a bone near the knuckle between his third finger and the back of his hand.

Trott will not need surgery but will miss the remainder of the domestic campaign.

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