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Injury scare for Roy after call

Big-hitting Surrey batsman Jason Roy has suffered an injury scare after being named in his first senior England squad.

Roy was included in the squad to face India in a single NatWest Twenty20 international at Edgbaston on September 7.

The uncapped 24-year-old is one of four players not involved in the current Royal London One-Day Series to be named, joining Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara, Yorkshire seamer Tim Bresnan and Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor.

Roy was the top run scorer in the NatWest T20 Blast competition this summer, piling up 677 runs at an average of 48.35 and a sensational scoring rate of nearly 160 runs per 100 balls.

But he was hurt in Surrey's clash with New Zealand A on Sunday, having to be taken to hospital for scans after being hit on the hand.

Bresnan's availability could also be in question after he was omitted from the Yorkshire side to face Lancashire in the Roses Match as a precaution - he has been bothered by a pectoral injury.

Taylor will be involved with the Nottinghamshire Outlaws in their Royal London Cup semi-final on September 6 and will only join up with the England squad if that game concludes on time, without the need for the reserve day.

Eoin Morgan will captain the side at Edgbaston in the absence of Stuart Broad, who is scheduled to have surgery on his knee this week.

Also missing from the squad defeated by Sri Lanka in this format back in May are Ian Bell and Michael Carberry.

Selector James Whitaker said: This one-off NatWest International T20 provides us with an opportunity to look at players who have impressed recently in domestic cricket and gives them a chance to test themselves on the international stage against high quality opposition."

Squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Joe Root, Jason Roy, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes.