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Pacer Brydon Carse ruled out of England Lions' tour of Australia

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London, Nov 20 (IANS) Durham fast bowler Brydon Carse has been ruled out of the England Lions’ tour of Australia due to a knee injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Saturday.

The 26-year-old Carse tore the cartilage in his right knee during a practice match on the Gold Coast as part of the team’s quarantine period.

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“Durham and Lions seam bowler Brydon Carse has been ruled out of the tour of Australia with torn cartilage in his right knee,” the ECB said in a statement.

The pacer will now return to England in the coming days and will be seen by a knee consultant to advise on the next steps with the management of his injury.

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Carse was selected in a 14-member Lions squad, that is in camp in Australia alongside England’s Ashes squad. He made his England debut during the summer one-day international series against Pakistan.

The Lions were scheduled to play two intra-squad matches, one three-day and one four-day, in Queensland and will also face Australia A in a four-day match before returning home on December 16.

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–IANS

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