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04-Mar-2010 15:25:00 GMT
England in Bangladesh, 2009/10

Sidebottom Ruled Out of Bangladesh Tour

Chittagong: England seamer Ryan Sidebottom has been ruled out of the Test series against Bangladesh because of a thigh injury, coach Andy Flower said.

"Sidebottom is ruled out of the tour because of the injury that he had picked up in Dubai. He will be replaced by Tim Bresnan in the Test side," Flower told reporters.

Sidebottom aggravated the injury in the first one-day international in Dhaka and was replaced by off-spinner James Tredwell in the second match.

England, who lead the three-match series 2-0, also have injury worries over Stuart Broad and Graham Onions for the two-Test series which starts on March 12.

Broad has been ruled out of Friday's third ODI with a lower-back problem while Onions, who has joined the squad for the Test series, is also being treated for a back issue.

Middlesex pacer Steven Finn has been called into the squad for the remainder of the tour as cover for Broad and Onions, Flower said.

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