Vaughan ruled out of Brisbane

England captain Michael Vaughan has been ruled out of Friday’s one-day match against Australia in Brisbane due to a grade one tear of his hamstring. The tear was revealed by scans today.

The 32 year old has played just two one-day games on Australian soil since his comeback from a serious knee injury and the will undergo further examinations in the coming days to determine the extent of the damage.

Vaughan scored 26 and 17 in his return from over a year on the sidelines after two major operations on his right knee.

Lancashire batsman Mal Loye has been rushed into the side, as a precaution, should the injury mean Vaughan will sit out the rest of the series. Loye, 34, is the second player flown into the England squad. Ravi Bopara was called in last week to replace an injured Kevin Pietersen, who was flown home after breaking a rib whilst batting against Australia, in the first one-day game of the tri-series.

A replacement captain is yet to be announced with Andrew Flintoff and Andrew Strauss the favourites for the role.

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