England’s fast bowler Reece Topley will miss the limited series against Sri-Lanka & Pakistan as he has been ruled out from the game for six weeks due to a side strain.
Reece Topley who has enjoyed a successful season in the LV=Insurance County Championship, suffered an injury to his right-hand side while representing playing XI against Essex at the LSE Ground in New Malden on Wednesday. “Reece Topley has been ruled out for 4-6 weeks due to a side strain & will miss the entire Vitality Blast campaign of this year”, tweeted Surrey Cricket Club
England is scheduled to play twelve limited-overs matches during the summer season. Three T20Is & three ODIs against Sri Lanka from June 23 to July 4. Followed by six more T20Is against Pakistan from July 10 to July 20.
Looking at the seriousness of Reece’s injury the Surrey County club has already ruled the fast bowler out of the Vitality Blast Campaign & the two County Championship matches. “Given the likelihood that Reece will be unable to return to high-intensity training until the middle of July, the injury is likely to rule the fast bowler out of Surrey’s upcoming campaign in the Vitality Blast as well as two County Championship matches against Hampshire & Somerset”, Surrey Cricket Club confirmed the development in a press release.
Reece Topley has scalped 15 wickets in four matches being played during this season at an average of 24.93 in the LV= Insurance County Championship. This was the second major blow to Surrey Club as earlier on Friday, Surrey’s star overseas player Sean Abbott was also ruled out of the County Championship due to a hamstring injury.
Confirming the news, Alec Stewart, Surrey’s Director of Cricket said, “Sean’s injury is incredibly unfortunate as he made a great impression during his first game and had already become a popular member of the dressing room”.
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