Blow to England, another fast bowler ruled out for two weeks

Updated on: Aug 7, 2019 6:30 pm IST

  • It looks as if the time is not working in favor of England cricket team as it faces another mishap in the form of Olly Stone who has been ruled out from the team just ahead of the second Test of Ashes. Olly sustained an injury to his lower half during the team’s training session this Tuesday in Edgbaston, hence, he has been eliminated from the team for at least two weeks.

    With Stone away from playing11, the England team has now limited pace options. He is the third out-of-action England paceman, the other two being Jimmy Anderson and Jofra Archer but the later is fit for action now.

    Stone, who made his Test debut against Ireland last month and was a part of England’s team for Ashes in the 1st Test, has been sidelined. England name squad for each Ashes fixture and now, he won’t be taking part in the second Test next week.

    The news came just the day after senior team member Anderson was ruled out of the second Ashes Test- which is going to take place at Lord’s from August 14.

    Warwickshire’s Sport Director Paul Farbrace released a statement in which he said, “At the moment there’s a bit of inflammation, but he will undergo a scan later this afternoon so that we know the full course of treatment that he can undertake with the club’s medical team and with the support of the ECB”.

    “In the meantime, he needs to rest up before he can get his body strong again and ready to deal with the demands of being a fast bowler,” he further added


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