Injured Finn out of the Ashes, but Moeen expected to be fit

Tahlia Mc Grath of Australia reacts after dismissing Sarah Taylor of England during the second One Day International match between Australia and England at Coffs Harbour International Stadium in Coffs Harbour

Steven Finn has two days to save his Ashes tour as he continues to struggle with a knee injury.

'Steven Finn will miss the remainder of England's tour of Australia after scans revealed that he has a torn left knee cartilage, ' the European Central Bank said in a statement.

Scans have revealed the tall seamer has torn cartilage in his left knee.

Such a ban would allow him adequate time to recover from the fractured hand he suffered in the incident that has landed him in hot water; and warm-up with a two-day tour match in Perth a couple of days out from the Test.

'The Middlesex seamer sustained the injury during practice last week in Perth and will now return to the United Kingdom in the 48 hours where he will meet a knee specialist to ascertain whether he will have an operation.

The story of Steven Finn's chequered Ashes touring career has a third chapter after it was confirmed that he was ruled out of England's series against Australia with torn left knee cartilage sustained batting in the nets last Thursday.

The first Test against Australia starts November 23 in Brisbane, with Bayliss hoping the Adelaide fixture will settle some gaps in his likely Ashes team.

Coach Trevor Bayliss said Moeen would play the final warm-up next week in Townsville.

Finn is the latest fast bowling option England have lost.

".(Finn) will now return to the United Kingdom in the 48 hours where he will meet a knee specialist to ascertain whether he will have an operation", the European Central Bank said in a statement, adding the board will announce a replacement later. "If he doesn't, bad luck, we will just get on with what we have got".

Both Overton and Ball will play for England in the day-night first-class match at Adelaide Oval today, but Stuart Broad will be rested.

"That is why we have got this (Adelaide) game, to see what happens with the pink ball and for our guys to experience it with a view obviously to that second Test".



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