England captain Morgan sent for x-ray on finger injury

England were hit by an injury scare ahead of the Cricket World Cup with captain Eoin Morgan suffering a finger injury in training on Friday.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed Morgan, who is set to lead England in the upcoming tournament on home soil, was sent for an x-ray after taking a blow to the hand.

The 32-year-old batsman hurt the index finger on his left hand during fielding drills at the Rose Bowl ahead of Saturday's warm-up fixture against Australia.

"Eoin Morgan has took a knock to his left index finger fielding this morning. He is going to hospital after practice for a precautionary x-ray," an ECB statement read.

England start their World Cup campaign at The Oval against South Africa on Thursday.

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