Joe Root
Broken thumb sidelines Root for West Indies series.Reuters

Jose Root has been ruled out of England's Twenty20 matches against West Indies after suffering a broken thumb in Wednesday's one day international victory in Antigua.

The Yorkshire batsman was struck by a Ravi Rampaul delivery in just the third ball of his innings but battled on to make 107 as England claimed a 25-run victory to a seal a 2-1 series win.

However, after undergoing a scan on Thursday the 23-year-old learned he suffered a fractured right thumb and will travel back to England to see a specialist and begin treatment, leaving his participation in the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh next month in doubt.

Speaking after Wednesday's victory that sealed the series, England skipper Stuart Broad praised Root for persevering through the pain barrier.

"It was an incredibly brave knock," Broad said.

"He came off, and his thumb was very ugly. Eoin (Morgan) was going to go out after the rain break. But then two minutes before, Joe put his helmet on and stormed out.

"I think it was clear for everybody to see the discomfort he was in. To battle through that and go and get a hundred ... that's the sort of commitment and desire you want guys to have playing for England."

Following injuries to Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales, Ian Bell has been added to England's T20 squad in Barbados but the ECB are yet to decide whether a replacement will be called up for Root.

England continue their preparations for March's tournament with three T20 internationals against West Indies in Bridgetown - the first of which is on Sunday, 9 March.