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Plunkett has tests of his own.

Byline: RICHARD GIBSON

LIAM PLUNKETT will undergo fitness tests on Monday in the hope he will be fit for the final Investec Test against India.

Yorkshire fast bowler Plunkett (below) was forced out of the current match with stress-related issues in his right foot.

The 29-year-old, who has taken 18 wickets in four Test appearances this summer, was assessed by his county's medical team last Monday.

It is hoped a week of rest will have eased the problem, believed to be caused by his heavy workload at the start of the international summer.

Plunkett is regarded by many as the quickest bowler in the squad with the potential, in the right conditions, to rough up the opposition.

England had hoped to have him in their ranks in Manchester after resting him for the third Test in Southampton only for the injury to flare up.

If Plunkett does not make it for the final Test, Alastair Cook's squad will include Middlesex beanpole Steven Finn once again for the series finale at the Kia Oval on Friday, August 15.

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 10, 2014
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