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Sam Billings drafted into England ODI squad as cover for Jason Roy

Kent captain Sam Billings has been called into the England one-day international squad for their crucial series decider against India on Tuesday.

He was drafted in after Jason Roy was a doubt after suffering a finger injury during England's win at Lord's on Saturday.

Should Roy be unavailable it is expected that James Vince will come into the side with Billings there as squad cover for the match at Headingley.

The Kent skipper has found his form in recent games and averages 75.5 with the bat in this year's Vitality Blast, including a career-best 95 not out against Hampshire last Friday.

Sam Billings. Picture: Ady Kerry
Sam Billings. Picture: Ady Kerry

Billings will be available for Kent's match with Surrey at The Spitfire Ground on Friday as this is the last white-ball match before the five-match Test series with India begins.

The 27-year-old has made 15 ODI appearances for England and featured in 18 T20 internationals.

That England match with India starts at 12.30pm on Tuesday.

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