England seamer Reece Topley ruled out of T20 World Cup: Report | Cricket News


PERTH: English seamer Reece Topley is excluded from the T20 World Cup due to an ankle injury, which has reportedly dealt a major blow to the team’s campaign, which begins here on Saturday.
The 28-year-old left-armer rolled his left ankle during field training in Brisbane on Monday ahead of England’s final warm-up game against Pakistan.
He will now play no role in the main tournament, Sky Sports reported.
Scans taken after the injury are understood to have revealed significant damage.
England, who play Afghanistan in their opening match here on Saturday, have two fast bowlers among their traveling reserves – left-arm Tymal Mills and right-arm quick Richard Gleeson.
Mills, who has not played since August due to a toe injury, is most likely to be promoted to the full squad as Topley’s replacement.
Topley is England’s leading wicket-taker in T20 Internationals in 2022, with 17 scalps in 16 matches at an average of 28. He has become an integral part of England’s T20 bowling attack, with the new ball and at the death.
He suffered four back stress fractures in five years, most recently in 2018, which led him to consider retirement.
In last year’s T20 World Cup in the UAE, Mills played four matches and took seven wickets before his tournament was ended by a thigh injury.


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