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England sweat on Roy ahead of Pakistan series

24 Apr 2019, 22:13 GMT+10

Cape Town - England have been given an injury scare before their home series with Pakistan as Jason Roy has suffered a back spasm.

The Surrey batsman has suffered already with injury problems this season and missed some county championship action with a hamstring problem earlier in the campaign.

The latest problem is a back spasm which saw him leave the field for Surrey in their one-day cup game against Essex on Tuesday.

England will be watching anxiously as they prepare to meet up in Cardiff ahead of the home series against Pakistan, starting on May 8, which in itself is a warm up for the Cricket World Cup, starting later next month.

Meanwhile Alex Hales, who has also been included in England's preliminary Cricket World Cup 15, is taking an indefinite break from cricket due to 'personal reasons'.

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