SOMERSET captain Tom Abell has returned home after sustaining a side injury during the England Lions match against Sri Lanka A this week.

The injury means Abell will miss England's white ball series against Bangladesh, in which, he was set to make his debut for his country.

Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry has said: “Obviously, we are all extremely disappointed for Tom. He has shown over a number of seasons the quality of player he is and picking up an injury at this time is incredible frustrating for him.

We will focus now on ensuring he receives all the appropriate support he needs during a period of rehabilitation through to him returning to play.

We will of course keep updating everyone over time on how he is progressing, but for now our focus is on supporting Tom’s immediate needs”.

An ECB spokesperson has said: “Tom Abell has been ruled out of the England Men’s white-ball tour of Bangladesh after suffering a side injury during yesterday’s England Lions match in Colombo.

“Abell underwent a scan today, after he suffered the injury while bowling against Sri Lanka A, and is set to return home to begin his recovery.”

England will play three Twenty20s and three one-day internationals over two weeks in Bangladesh.

England will not call up a replacement to either squad.