Wright fit for Champions Trophy

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Luke Wright

Luke Wright should be in contention for a place in England's line-up against Sri Lanka having rested his injured toe

England all-rounder Luke Wright has been passed fit to play in the ICC Champions Trophy, which starts next week.

The 24-year-old was ruled out of the final two matches of the one-day series against Australia after he was struck on the toe by a bowling machine during training at Loughborough on Monday.

That had thrown doubt over his participation at the Champions Trophy, with England's first game against Sri Lanka in Johannesburg on Friday, but he has now been given the all clear to travel.

Hampshire all-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas had been brought in to replace Wright for the current one-day series against Australia which concludes at Chester-le-Street tomorrow, but his hopes of joining the side in South Africa may be over with teams only able to change their 15-man squad in the case of injury.

The decision to pass Wright fit comes earlier than expected after England medical officer Nick Peirce had indicated a decision would be made after tomorrow's match.

It is good news for an England team who are already without star players Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff due to injury, while Stuart Broad has also been sidelined with knee soreness.

Broad has, however, already been cleared to play in the Champions Trophy.

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