MUMBAI, Nov 5: Stuart Broad joined fast bowler Steven Finn on England’s injured list ahead of the Test series in India as the three-day tour match against Mumbai ‘A’ ended in a draw on Monday.

Vice-captain Broad bruised his left heel and team doctors were monitoring his progress just 10 days before the first Test of the four-match series starts in Ahmedabad on Nov 15.

“Scans show Broad has a bruised left heel. Progress will be monitored over next couple of days,” team spokeswoman Rhian Evans said during the final day’s play at the D.Y. Patil Stadium.

With fellow fast bowler Finn being treated for a thigh strain, England’s team management remained undecided over the composition of the bowling attack for the series opener.

Surrey paceman Stuart Meaker, who has been called up as a precautionary cover, is expected to join the tourists ahead of their last practice match in Ahmedabad from Thursday.

England grabbed eight wickets for 76 to dismiss Mumbai ‘A’ for 286 after the home team were cruising at 210-2 on Sunday afternoon in reply to England’s 345-9 declared.

Hiken Shah, who was on 84 overnight, missed a century when he was caught behind off seamer Graham Onions for 92.

Samit Patel picked up three wickets with his left-arm spin to further enhance his Test claims after knocks of 104 and 60 in the two practice games so far.

Another left-arm spinner Monty Panesar also finished with three wickets, while Onions took two.

England, who led by 59 runs on the first innings, were 149-2 in their second knock when the match was called off.

Nick Compton, grandson of former England batsman Denis Compton, scored a dour 64 not out off 162 balls to become the frontrunner for the opener’s slot in the first Test alongside skipper Alastair Cook.

Summarised scores:

ENGLAND 345-9 declared (Jonny Bairstow 118, Eoin Morgan 76, Samit Patel 60, Shardul Thakur 3-53, Kshemal Waingankar 3-72) and 149-2 (Nick Compton 64 not out, Jonathan Trott 30, Ian Bell 28 not out); MUMBAI ‘A’ 286 (Hiken Shah 92, Cheteshwar Pujara 87; Samit Patel 3-44, Monty Panesar 3-64, Graham Onions 2-57).—AFP

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