T20 World Cup: Freak Injury Rules Jonny Bairstow Out Of South Africa Series And T20 World Cup
T20 World Cup: Due to a bizarre lower limb injury sustained while playing golf, in-form England batsman Jonny Bairstow is forced to withdraw from the English summer and the Men’s T20 World Cup on Friday. Bairstow has amassed 1061 runs in 13 innings at an average of 66.31. Including six hundred and a fifty, is the leading Test cricket run-scorer of the year. Earlier on Friday, he was chosen to England’s squad for the Men’s T20 World Cup. It will take place in Australia in October-November. Seeking official betting sites in India? Learn how to find the right one for you and explore your sports betting options.
The loss of Bairstow will severely hamper England’s efforts to win the Men’s T20 World Cup. And become the first men’s side to simultaneously hold the 20-over and 50-over World Cup trophies. And when the third Test against South Africa begins on September 8 at The Oval.
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T20 World Cup: “I Will Be Unavailable For Games”: Jonny Bairstow
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“Bairstow sustained a lower limb injury in a freak accident while playing golf on Friday in Leeds. He will see a specialist next week to ascertain the full extent of the injury. A further announcement will be made in due course.”Said the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on their website
Bairstow disclosed in his Instagram story that he will require surgery for the lower limb damage. He sustained it after slipping on a golf course earlier in the day.
“Unfortunately, I will be unavailable for all games/ tours in the immediate future. The reason being is that I have injured my lower leg in a freak accident, and it shall need an operation. The injury came when I slipped on the golf course this morning. I am gutted and wish everyone the best this week at The Oval; firstly, the boys that are going to Australia for the T20 World Cup. Gutted! I will be back.”Bairstow said
Batting Options For England
Ben Duckett, the batsman for Nottinghamshire who appeared in four Tests for England in 2016. He has also been added to the team for the third Test at The Oval. A series-deciding match between the home team and the Proteas with a score of 1-1. After designated opener Jason Roy was benched due to poor English summer performance. England men’s managing director Rob Key stated that Bairstow would open the batting in the T20 WC alongside Jos Buttler.
“The latest we could announce the World Cup squad was the 16th. So it wasn’t like we could use Pakistan. We’d be taking a gamble on him (Roy) finding form in that time. So we felt with the abundance of openers we had. We felt Jonny Bairstow is one of the best openers in T20 cricket in the world – he’s done it in the IPL but been very good in the middle order as well.”Said Key
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