JLT One Day Cup: Thumb Injury Rules Out Peter Nevill for the Tournament

Updated - 15 May 2024, 11:01 AM

JLT One Day Cup, Peter Nevill
Peter Nevill out of the 50-over cup. (Photo Credit: Getty Images.)

It was unfortunate for Peter Nevill to be out of the JLT One Day Cup. He was the skipper of the New South Wales (NSW) and was eager to perform for his side. Meanwhile, he suffered a thumb injury which also ruled him out of the tournament.

The wicketkeeper-batsman Nevill is quite disappointed with the injury as he was prepared well and was eyeing for a place in the Australian side.

However, he would like to stay with the team for the initial part to help the team in all the possible ways.

It’s very disappointing – Peter Nevill

The right-handed batsman Nevill maintained that it is frustrating but hopeful that it doesn’t require any surgery.

Meanwhile, he showed his optimistic side to be back in action for the crucial Sheffield Shield season.

Peter Nevills, JLT Cup, Australia
Peter Nevill (Credits – Getty)

Further, the youngster wants to stay with the team and help them for the first few matches. He also added that the team is very confident of the boys coming good during the tournament to seal the cup for New South Wales.

“It’s obviously very disappointing to break your thumb on the eve of the One-Day Cup,” Nevill said. “But we are confident there is no surgery required, it should heal well, and I am hoping to be back for the start of the Sheffield Shield season,” Nevill said.

 

”I want to be around the group, we have worked very hard to be in a good position at the start of the One-Day Cup. I’ll be hanging around in Perth for the first few games to help out in any way I can, and hopefully watch the boys have a successful couple of games here,” he added.

Peter Nevill, Australia
Peter Nevill (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Fortunate to have Kurtis Patterson in the side – Peter Nevill

Meanwhile, he lauded Kurtis Patterson for making the seamless transition. With Patterson being around, luckily, the team hasn’t got into troubles in searching for the stand-in skipper. Meanwhile, they called Jay Lenton for wicketkeeping.

“We are very fortunate to have Kurtis Patterson, it will be a seamless transition for him (into a captaincy role). Jay kept very well in our internal trial matches a few weeks ago and will come in and do a very good job for the team,” Nevil concluded.

However, it is tough luck for Nevill. With the places in the Australian team is up for grabs, it would have been a great platform for Peter Nevill to showcase his skills in a competition like JLT One Day Cup.