Plunkett returns home early

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Liam Plunkett

Aside from playing in the third one-day international and a tour match, seamer Liam Plunkett has been limited to net bowling

England seamer Liam Plunkett is to fly home tomorrow, a day before the end of the Bangladesh tour.

Plunkett, who bowled just two overs in the one-day series and has played no part in either Test, has been experiencing discomfort in his right elbow.

He will depart the tour tomorrow morning, the fifth day of the second Test, and will receive medical advice upon his return to England.

The complaint is not thought to be serious and he may still play for Durham in the county curtain-raiser against MCC in Abu Dhabi next week.

A statement read: "Liam Plunkett will return to the UK on Wednesday morning after experiencing minor discomfort in his right elbow when throwing.

“It did not affect his bowling or his availability for selection in this match, but it has been decided it is in the player's long-term interest to return to the UK to seek further medical advice as he is not involved in this match."

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