English fast bowler Stuart Broad has been ruled out of World Cup tournament due to side strain as he picked up during the narrow triumph over Proteas on Sunday. Chris Tremlett, who is training with the squad as back-up, is the favorite option for England. Broad will be back to home in the next 48 hours for further assessment in the UK which will determine his recovery and rehabilitation timescale. Stuart felt some distress following the South Africa match and the initial assessment indicated a strain to his left side.
Successive scans have confirmed a significant side strain injury - where the muscle attaches the rib - that will rule him out of the remainder of the World Cup. English team has already lost their significant player like Kevin Pietersen, Broad's loss could also be vital. He played a very crucial part in England's victory over South Africa. Stuart said, "it is quite often injury for the bowlers and but it should be taken seriously as to get fit again".
Tremlett replaced Broad in the Ashes side after that injury and had great success, finishing with 17 wickets at 23.35 from three Tests. He then played four games of England's 6-1 defeat in the ODIs that followed but was not as effectual and leaked 5.24 runs an over. There are calls from some quarters for England to look elsewhere - including Adil Rashid who is with the England Lions in the West Indies at the moment - but Tremlett is most likely to be drafted in.