Root a doubt for World T20

ENGLAND batsman Joe Root is a major doubt for the World Twenty20 competition in Bangladesh after suffering a broken thumb in Wednesday’s one-day international victory against West Indies.

The 23-year-old is set to fly home from West Indies to see a specialist and will subsequently miss the three-match T20 series, which starts on Sunday at Bridgetown.

And England face being without Root again when their World T20 campaign begins against New Zealand in Chittagong on 22 March.