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England call replacement after paceman Ball injured

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have summoned another fast bowler for their Ashes tour of after Jake Ball suffered an ankle strain which places him in doubt for the first Test, starting in less than two weeks.

Sussex seamer George Garton will join the tourists in after scans showed Ball strained a ligament while bowling in the warm-up match against a Cricket XI in Adelaide.

In a statement, said medical staff "will assess the injury over the next seven days and (Ball) will play no further part in the Adelaide match."

Ball is also unlikely to play in England's next practice match, casting doubt on his availability for the opening Test, starting in Brisbane on Nov. 23.

Garton is the second fast bowler to be called up by after Tom Curran replaced Steve Finn, who returned home with a knee injury.

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First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 09:28 IST