The 28-year-old England National Cricket Team left-arm pacer Reece Topley has sustained an ankle injury ahead of his side’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 campaign opener against Afghanistan National Cricket Team South.
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 began on October 16 with the group stage matches. Eight teams, including two high-profile names – former champions West Indies and Sri Lanka – alongside Zimbabwe, Ireland, UAE, the Netherlands, Namibia and Scotland are battling it out for the 4 vacant spots in the Super 12 stage.
The Super 12 round of the T20 World Cup 2022 will begin on October 22 and the final is set to take place on November 13 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Meanwhile, Jos Buttler-led England National Cricket Team will take on Mohammad Nabi-led Afghanistan National Cricket Team at the Perth Stadium in their tournament opener on Saturday, October 22.
England seamer Reece Topley rolled his left ankle during a fielding drill in Brisbane – ECB
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), in an official media release, stated that the 28-year-old Surrey pacer rolled his left ankle during a fielding drill before the warm-up game against Pakistan at The Gabba on Monday, October 17.
“England seamer Reece Topley rolled his left ankle during a fielding drill in Brisbane on Monday afternoon before England’s warm-up fixture against Pakistan at the Gabba.
“He will be assessed throughout this week ahead of England’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup opening fixture against Afghanistan in Perth on Saturday,” the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in an official media release.
If the injury of Reece Topley is serious, England can include Richard Gleeson or Tymal Mills in the main squad. Notably, Gleeson and Mills have travelled to Australia as injury reserves.
Meanwhile, England National Cricket Team crushed Pakistan National Cricket Team in the warm-up game in Brisbane as they won by 6 wickets with 26 balls remaining.