Reece Topley is a severe doubt for the rest of England’s World Cup season with a suspected damaged finger, however is not going to get replaced by Jofra Archer if something wants to alter.
Topley was hit whereas bowling throughout England’s 229-run win in opposition to South Africa in Mumbai on Sunday and didn’t get to bat as his aspect dropped to 170, all chasing a report 400.
Colleague Jofra Archer is a touring reserve with the India group, however head coach Matthew Mott confirmed to Sky Sports activities that the 28-year-old is not going to transfer to the primary squad.
Mott mentioned after England suffered a 3rd defeat in 4 video games: “We’re nonetheless ready for Topley nevertheless it appears very very like a crack. That is the early prognosis, however we’ll look forward to x-rays.
“Jof [Archer] will not be eligible for choice, he’ll not be capable to play a task on the finish of this season.”
Archer has not performed for England for the reason that white-ball tour of Bangladesh in March this yr and sat out the whole residence summer season after a recurrence of a stress fracture of the elbow.
Since making his England debut in opposition to Eire in Could 2019, harm has restricted the Sussex participant to only 49 video games throughout all codecs (13 Checks, 21 one-day internationals and 15 T20 internationals).
Topley’s profession has additionally been blighted by quite a few accidents and he missed final yr’s T20 World Cup triumph in Australia after falling onto the boundary pad throughout pre-tournament coaching.
Sky Sports activities cricket Nasser Hussain added: “It is so unhappy for Topley. He has been by each harm. This was an harmless setback.” [from South Africa Rassie van der Dussen onto Topley’s fingers].
“You thought he can be high quality, however from his response when he walked away and kicked two chairs, you can inform it was severe.
“Let’s hope his finger is not damaged, let’s hope he is okay, nevertheless it would not look good.
‘And what was Jof doing right here?
“I do know you wish to care for him as a result of he has had so many accidents, however now he can’t be a substitute. It was not an excellent week for England’s decision-making.”
England will now need to discipline a house substitute if Topley’s harm spells the top of the match.
Fellow seamers Brydon Carse, Luke Wooden and Matthew Potts, who all featured within the ODI sequence in opposition to Eire in September, are names that could possibly be thought of.