Jonny Bairstow. Twitter

Jonny Bairstow has been ruled out of the third Test against South Africa and the upcoming T20 World Cup. “Bairstow sustained a lower limb injury in a freak accident whilst playing golf on Friday in Leeds. He will see a specialist next week to ascertain the full extent of the injury.

“A further announcement will be made in due course on who will replace Bairstow England’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup squad,” said the statement from ECB.

“Unfortunately I am going to be unavailable of (sic) all games/ tours in the immediate future. The reason being is that I have injured my lower leg in a freak accident and it shall need an operation. The injury came when I slipped on the golf course this morning. I am gutted and want to wish everyone for this week at The Oval all the best firstly and the boys that are going to Australia for the T20 World Cup. Absolutely gutted! I will be back…,” wrote Bairstow.