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Roy suffers injury scare in ODI warm-up

England allrounder forced to leave field with hand injury before returning with strapping

Jason Roy appears to have survived an injury scare after being taken from the field with pain in his left hand during England's only one-day warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI.

Four days out from the series-opening ODI against Australia in Melbourne, Roy hurt his left hand when he dropped a sharp chance at gully off Jake Carder in the 15th over.

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The explosive top-order batsman left Sydney's Drummoyne Oval and had his finger strapped, but returned to the field around 30 minutes later while still appearing to be in some discomfort.

Roy's setback ahead of the five-match series comes as English star Joe Root battles to recover from illness to play in Sunday's match.

Root isn't playing against the CA XI, but is with the English team. He visited hospital briefly on Sunday's last day of the Sydney Test, retiring hurt twice.

It follows a frustrating trend for the visitors this summer, who also had a number of injury woes before the start of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

Quick Steve Finn hurt his knee in training after arriving in Australia and was ruled out for the series, while pace-bowling counterpart Jake Ball also injured his ankle in a warm-up match.

Offspinning allrounder Moeen Ali's preparations for the Test series were also impacted when he suffered a side strain at the start of the tour.

2017-18 International Fixtures

Gillette ODI Series v England

Australia ODI squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.

England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

First ODI MCG, January 14. Tickets

Second ODI Gabba, January 19. Tickets

Third ODI SCG, January 21. Tickets

Fourth ODI Adelaide Oval, January 26. Tickets

Fifth ODI Perth Stadium, January 28. Tickets

Prime Minister's XI

PM's XI v England Manuka Oval, February 2. Tickets

Gillette T20 trans-Tasman Tri-Series

England T20 squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, David Willey, Mark Wood.

First T20I Australia v NZ, SCG, February 3. Tickets

Second T20I Australia v England, Blundstone Arena, February 7. Tickets

Third T20I Australia v England, MCG, February 10. Tickets

Fourth T20I NZ v England, Wellington, February 14

Fifth T20I NZ v Australia, Eden Park, February 16

Sixth T20I NZ v England, Seddon Park, February 18

Final TBC, Eden Park, February 21

2017-18 International Results

Magellan Ashes Series

First Test Australia won by 10 wickets. Scorecard

Second Test Australia won by 120 runs (Day-Night). Scorecard

Third Test Australia won by an innings and 41 runs. Scorecard

Fourth Test Match drawn. Scorecard

Fifth Test Australia win by an innings and 123 runs. Scorecard

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