English player Zak Crawley gets ruled out of the first two Tests against India after spraining his wrist.
Zak Crawley was expected to bat at No.3 for England in the upcoming Test matches against India. However, it was after having slipped on the marble floor outside his dressing room that he fell heavily on his wrist and was unable to train the next day.
This has been confirmed by the England and Wales Cricket Board who released a statement that said, ‘Scan results have confirmed that Crawley has jarred his right wrist, which has sprained the joint and led to local inflammation. The Kent player sustained the injury during England's practice in Chennai on Tuesday when he slipped on the marble floor leaving the dressing rooms onto the field of play’.
‘The England medical team will continue to assess his progress over the next few weeks’, the statement added.
England’s team captain Joe Root also described the incident. He said, ‘We know we've got to be careful, but it's not something you first think about when you turn up to ground, trying not to slip over. It's a real freak accident and hopefully that'll be the last of it, and no one else can do the same thing’.
As Crawley had been officially ruled out of the first two Tests, the team would have to rethink their lineup for the upcoming matches. However, the position is most likely to be taken by Dan Lawrence or by Ben Stokes as Ollie Pope returns to the team.
England and India are set to play in a tour that comprises four Tests, five T20Is, and three ODIs from February 5 to March 28. So far, the odds for the first Test match are -476.19 for India and +321 for England. To know the odds of other upcoming matches, head over to Betwala.
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