Jason Roy will have a scan on his calf injury on Sunday to access the extent of the damage, but initial impressions are that the opening batter is out of the tournament.
That is not good news at all for England, who would be forced into a reshuffle for the semi-finals.
Johnny Bairstow could move up to open, although his role at four has been a strength of England’s of late. The whole order could move up one, with Dawid Malan in alongside Jos Buttler at the top of the order. Or England could opt to promote Moeen Ali, with the all-rounder showing his suitability for a role up the order with his 37 against South Africa at number three, as well as his recent run in that position for Chennai Super Kings.
Sam Billings would be the player most likely to come into the side in place of Roy with the bat, although England could opt to change the balance of their team and add an additional bowler in Tom Curran.
It’s a conundrum Eoin Morgan did not want to have at this stage.