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Scans clear Willey of significant shoulder damage

David Willey was only able to bowl two overs in the final ODI AFP

England are hopeful that left-armer David Willey will be able to play some part in the T20 series against India after scans did not reveal significant damage to his left shoulder.

Willey was only able to bowl two overs in the final ODI in Kolkata before leaving the field although England's remaining bowlers successfully covered for his absence to secure a five-run victory.

He remained behind in Kolkata for scans when the rest of the squad travelled to Kanpur ahead of the start of the three-match T20 series on Thursday, but England later confirmed he would rejoin the party and have further assessment from the medical staff during the week.

"A scan didn't show up significant damage to his left shoulder. He could still feature in the IT20 series," England Cricket posted on Twitter. "He will travel to Kanpur tomorrow for a further assessment with ECB medical staff."

England's pace attack for the T20s could have a different look to the one on show for the ODIs with Sussex team-mates Tymal Mills and Chris Jordan having flown in for the final leg of the tour following the stints at the BBL in Australia.

Bowlers from both sides came in for significant punishment during the one-dayers which saw a record tally for a three-match series of 2090 runs - Ravindra Jadeja was the only one to concede less than six-an-over - although Jake Ball, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes held their nerve impressively to close out the final match.

Trevor Bayliss, the England coach, said he was "a little bit disappointed" in some of the bowling but was not overly concerned about the attack ahead of the Champions Trophy. England have a three-match series in West Indies, two games against Ireland at home then another three against South Africa before the tournament.

Stuart Broad's name has been regularly brought up as a possible recall, while there will be plenty of focus on how Mark Wood goes as he continues his rehabilitation from further ankle surgery at the England fast bowling camp in South Africa then the North v South one-day matches in the UAE in March. Steven Finn, who has not played an ODI since September 2015, could also stake a claim with success early season.

"All of those blokes, I'm sure, will be looked at in the early part of the season," Bayliss told Sky Sports. "I'm not necessarily concerned. We've seen them bowl very well before this. Throughout this series we've probably been a little bit on the short side.

"When we get home in that Champions Trophy it will be about putting balls in the right area. I'm a little bit disappointed in the last three games but we've seen these guys bowl well before and fully expect them to come back from this."