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- The first test between England and India will start from 4th August
- England’s leading batsman suffered a left thigh injury
- It is difficult for this batsman to play in the first test against India.
London: England have suffered a major setback ahead of the five-match Test series against India. England batsman Ollie Pope has been injured and it has become difficult for him to play in the first Test. The first Test of the five-match series between India and England will be played in Nottingham on 4 August.
Pope, 23, suffered an injury on 2 July while playing for the Surrey cricket team against Kent in the Vitality Blast tournament. Pope has suffered a muscle injury in the thigh of his left leg. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has issued a statement saying that Pope will be out of the Test series until he becomes fit.
The ECB said in its statement, ‘Pope will be out of the Test series against India until he becomes fit. Pope has suffered a muscle injury in the thigh of his left leg. The ECB and Surrey fitness teams will work together on Pope’s rehab and will try to get the cricketer fit before the first Test against India.
The way for David Malan
Olly Pope was expected to make it to the England Test squad as he was seen as the most talented young first-class batsman. The injury of Ollie Pope has opened the door for David Malan to get a place in the national Test team. Dan Lawrence is also a talented player who could get a chance if Pope is injured.
Another thing made clear by Pope’s injury is that he could hardly take part in the inaugural The Hundred. Had he been fit, he would have been available for the first three matches of Welsh Fire. Many star players have already withdrawn their names from this tournament.
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