Finn to stay with England

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Steven Finn is to remain part of England’s Test tour of India after having scans on his injured thigh.

There was some concern that the fast bowler would be ruled out of the series but Finn now hopes to be able to test his recovery in a three-day match for the England Performance Programme in Mumbai next week.

He was unfit for the first Test, which ended in a nine-wicket defeat in Ahmedabad on Monday, and was yesterday ruled out of the second too, after suffering a setback in his rehabilitation.

But his pace and height are seen as key assets to England, who are keen to keep him in India if there is a chance of fielding Finn during the third or fourth Tests, which begin on December 5 and December 13 respectively.

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