England’s right-handed batsman, Ollie Pope, has been ruled from cricket following his thigh injury that came up whilst playing a T20 blast game versus Kent. He underwent the damage on 2nd July, depicting Surrey during his batting detour.
According to the England Cricket Board (ECB) health experts, he will be under examination of Surrey’s fitness team for at least a month. It will result for in him missing out on cricket games during the time. It may fold up his absence from England‘s home series or at least the first versus India as the two teams will undergo a five-match Test series to kick off from 4th August.
Reportedly, he will be entirely fit to represent his team soon but at least not around the beginning of the Eng vs Ind Test series. If he gets fully fit a day or two before the first test goes underway, there are chances that Pope will don a national jersey to clash with the visitors in all five games, or else he may get the remaining four Tests.
Ollie Pope is in doubt for the first Test against India due to an injury. (Source – Espn Cricinfo)
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Notably, he lastly represented his nation in the Test cricket during recently played two-match Test series versus New Zealand. Unfortunately, he failed to render what was expected from him as he scored 20, 22, and 23, 19 runs in the two innings of each red-ball encounter.
Pope has designated England in 19 Test matches and owns 882 runs at an average of 31.5, striking 51.6. He made his Test debut vs India in 2018 and still has a long career to enhance his stats.
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