India vs England Test Series: Zak Crawley ruled out of the first two test games due to wrist injury.
India vs England Test Series: Ahead of the opener of the much anticipated India-England four games test series, English opener Zak Crawley has been ruled out of the first two test games due to injury in his wrist. On Thursday, England confirmed the news that the opener has sustained a freak wrist injury on his 23rd Birthday.
The unfortunate injury for the visiting opener happened inside the dressing room of MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. As per the reports, Zak Crawley slipped down on the marble flooring of the dressing room, thereby sustaining a wrist niggle.
“Following the results of last night’s scan, England top-order batsman Zak Crawley has been ruled out of the first two Tests of the India versus England series,” the ECB said in a media release.
“Scan results have confirmed that Crawley has jarred his right wrist, which has sprained the joint and led to local inflammation. The England medical team will continue to assess his progress over the next few weeks,” it stated.
This could be an alarming scene for the visitors as they have lost their talented opener ahead of the first test against dominant Indians.
Ollie Pope inclusion to the side is almost certain after the injury concern of the opener raised. Pope was on Tuesday added to the England Test Squad, who was earlier doing his rehab program with the squad.
Ollie Pope came to India with the rest of the England Test squad, as he was completing his rehab under the eyes of support staff and the medical team of England test team. Pope who is the middle-order batsman, could possibly come up the order in the first two Tests against India.
England Test Team for the first two test games against India:
Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Rory Burns, Olly Stone, Dom Sibley, Dan Lawrence, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, James Anderson.