England batsman Crawley out of India Test

Rory Dollard
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Batsman Zak Crawley will miss the start of England's Test series against India after scans showed he had a sprained wrist.

Crawley had been slated to bat at No.3 three in Friday's first Test in Chennai but has now been ruled out of both that match and the follow up at the same ground.

He will remain in the country for monitoring and could yet feature in the double header at Ahmedabad if his situation improves.

A statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board said: "Scan results have confirmed that Crawley has jarred his right wrist, which has sprained the joint and led to local inflammation.

"(Crawley) sustained the injury during England's practice in Chennai on Tuesday when he slipped on the marble floor leaving the dressing rooms onto the field of play."