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Wright replaced by Kieswetter

England have been forced to make a third change to their World Twenty20 squad, calling up Craig Kieswetter to replace the injured Luke Wright.

Wright, who has been carrying a right side strain since arriving in Bangladesh, was ruled out this morning - just hours before England's Group One opener against New Zealand.

He joins Joe Root (broken thumb) and Ben Stokes (broken wrist) in missing the tournament having been named in the original 15.

Craig Kieswetter and Luke Wright helped England to 2010 World Twenty20 glory, but Kieswetter has taken Wright's place this year

Kieswetter, a key part of England's 2010 success in the same competition - his man-of-the-match 63 in the final is his highest Twenty20 international score, is expected to arrive in Chittagong on Monday and should be available for the three remaining Super 10 matches.

Wright had appeared set for a big role in the competition when he enjoyed a prolific spell with Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League, scoring 275 runs and becoming the only non-Australian to earn a player-of-the-tournament nomination.

Kieswetter, who made the last of his 25 appearances in the international format in September 2012 during the previous World T20, was also involved in the BBL with Brisbane Heat.

Any squad changes must be approved by the International Cricket Council's technical committee, which announced: "The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 has approved Craig Kieswetter as a replacement player for Luke Wright in the England men's squad for the tournament, which runs until 6 April.

"Wright has a right side strain and, therefore, has been ruled out of the tournament."

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