England Seamer Reece Topley ruled out for 4-6 weeks with side strain

England and Surrey quick pitcher Reece Topley has been sidelined for four-six weeks after suffering from lateral strain on June 4, 2021. This could mean he could miss the summer of the season. white ball in England, which includes tours of Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The 27-year-old was recently on the India tour, playing the 3-game ODI series, after coming back from several issues with his back. Topley played 13 ODIs and 6 T20Is for England, including competing in the 2016 T20 World Cup, where England reached the tournament final, losing to the West Indies. Topley has 20 ODI wickets and 5 T20I wickets to his credit with a best ODI bowling figure of 4/50.

Reece Topley to miss full T20 explosion for Surrey

The 27-year-old stopped in a second XI clash for Surrey with Essex on Wednesday 2 June. He has been ruled out for 4-6 weeks and that means he won’t be competing in the upcoming T20 Blast for the team led by Vikram Solanki, which starts on June 10 against Middlesex and runs until July 16.

Reece Topley, who is 6’7 “, has dealt with two major back problems, will also miss the County Championship games against Hampshire (July 4-7) and Somerset (July 11-14) given the likelihood that he will be unable to resume high intensity training until mid-July.

Reece Topley
Reece Topley (Image credits: Twitter)

England will host Sri Lanka for three T20s (June 24, 26 and 29) and a trio of ODIs (July 1, 4 and 8). And after that, Pakistan will come to visit for three games over 50 (July 8, 10 and 13), then the series will end with a T20 series (July 16, 18 and 20).

Reece Topley had impressed on the recent tour of India, playing two ODIs and this latest injury is a huge setback for him to claim to be involved with the England squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in October and November which is set to take place. play in India.

The England team are currently facing New Zealand in the first of two test matches at Lord’s Ground in London. The two teams will also play another test match. Then England will face off in the Big Price Test Series against India involving five Test matches.

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