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Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad is ruled out of the last two matches of the NatWest Series, having missed the second and third encounters

Stuart Broad has been ruled out of England's remaining two NatWest Series one-day internationals against Australia, including today's match at Trent Bridge, due to a knee injury but is expected to play a full part in the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy.

England chief medical officer Nick Peirce said: "Stuart has had a niggling injury to his right knee for some time which had been manageable and until recently had not led to him missing any cricket.

"This ongoing niggle, a tendinopathy, or inflammation to the tendon, has recently flared.

"This requires rest and as a result Stuart won't be available for England's final two matches of the NatWest Series.

"We expect Stuart to play a full part in the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy after which time he will undertake a strengthening programme prior to England's tour of South Africa.

"Luke Wright continues to make good progress after splitting his left big toe last Monday and he'll be re-assessed at the conclusion of the NatWest Series."

England meet Australia in the seventh and final NatWest Series ODI at Chester-le-Street on Sunday. England's opening ICC Champions Trophy match is against Sri Lanka on Friday 25 September at The Wanderers.