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Reece Topley. (Picture by Getty Photographs).

Simply earlier than England’s warm-up match towards Pakistan on Monday, reviews broke a couple of attainable damage scare within the England workforce as pacer Reece Topley suffered an damage in his left ankle throughout a catching drill in Brisbane. Though the workforce administration introduced that the speedster shall be assessed all through the week earlier than taking a call, it’s now very doubtless that the 28-year-old will miss England’s T20 World Cup opener towards Afghanistan on October 22.

Topley was very a lot Jos Buttler’s go-to bowler within the demise overs. The pacer additionally has the flexibility to fetch wickets with the brand new ball. Constructing to the 2022 T20 World Cup, the left-arm seamer picked up 17 wickets from 16 T20Is in 2022 and likewise bowled at a powerful price of seven.8. Thus, the workforce will certainly miss his providers in case he misses out.

With Sam Curran and David Willey already being a part of the 15-member squad, England gained’t be trying to put Topley in danger so early into the event. He’s prone to make his return on October 26 at Melbourne Cricket Floor towards the second qualifier of group B.

Difficult nevertheless it’s only a position you’ve got to take pleasure in: Sam Curran on his promotion within the batting order

After lacking out on the T20 World Cup final yr, Sam Curran is lastly again within the England squad and having fun with his new position of batting at quantity six. In a star-studded workforce, the 24-year-old may have the accountability of ending the video games in Australia and thus far, he hasn’t acquired sufficient alternatives. Nevertheless, towards Pakistan, he was at his best possible when he smashed 33 off 14 deliveries to assist England beat Pakistan by 6 wickets.

Talking about his new position within the England set-up, the teen spoke concerning the challenges and the way others are serving to him to get into the groove.

“It’s totally difficult nevertheless it’s only a position you have to take pleasure in. Guys like Moeen (Ali), (Liam) Livingstone, Harry Brook are skilled in that middle-over part so they assist me via it. There shall be some days the place it would not work, some days the place it does,” stated the cricketer.