BOLTON leg-spinner Matt Parkinson has been ruled out of England’s one-day international series against Ireland after spraining his left ankle during a fielding session.

Scans have shown that Parkinson will be unable to feature in the three ODIs from July 30 to August 4 at the Ageas Bowl after injuring himself on the eve of England’s first intra-squad match.

He was seen walking beside the boundary during the game on crutches on Tuesday and is set for an imminent departure from the ‘bio-secure bubble’.

It is as yet unknown whether the selectors will opt to bring in a replacement, although the logistical hurdles surrounding bringing someone into the environment present a unique challenge.

Parkinson made his ODI debut against South Africa in February, featuring at Cape Town and Durban but he was left out at Johannesburg in favour of Adil Rashid, who won player of the match as England levelled the series.

Rashid would likely have been the preferred leg-break bowler out of the two but his past shoulder troubles, allied to three games in the space of six days, may have presented Parkinson with a chance had he not succumbed to injury.

Meanwhile Jofra Archer has rejoined his England team-mates ahead of the deciding Test against the West Indies after a second negative test for Covid-19.

Archer was removed from the squad on the eve of the second Test after it emerged he had breached the bio-secure bubble with an unauthorised trip to his flat in Hove.

He was placed in five days of isolation at Emirates Old Trafford’s on-site hotel, allowed out only for carefully controlled solitary fitness work, and later fined around £15,000 at a disciplinary hearing for his transgression.

Having come into contact with an unnamed individual during his detour, Archer needed to get two all-clears before being allowed to take return to the playing group .

England now have a decision to make over his selection for the series decider, which starts on Friday in Manchester. Once again England have a strong set of six seamers to choose from, with Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran all contributing to a 113-run win while James Anderson, Mark Wood and Archer stand by fully rested.

Captain Joe Root insisted Archer’s lapse in judgement would not be held against him.

He said: “It was disappoint-ing from our side of things but as far as I’m concerned he’s been through a disciplinary meeting, he’s very aware of the consequences of his actions and very remorseful.

“He’s aware he made a massive error but once the disciplinary has gone through it’s time for us to look at him being available.”