England top-order batsman Zak Crawley has been ruled out of the first two Tests against India due to a wrist injury. Only last year Zak Crawley scored a double century in the Test against Pakistan, after which he became a popular name.
The first match of the four-match Test series between India and England is to be played in Chennai from Friday and just one day before the match, England have suffered a major setback with Crawley being injured for the first two Tests. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) issued a statement saying that Zak Crawley has been scanned. According to sources, the injury is on his wrist.
England will have to consider the team combination once again due to Zak Crawley injury. However Rory Burns, who left the team for some time due to personal reasons, has returned to the team. Meanwhile, Ollie Pope, who is suffering from a shoulder injury, has also become fit and available to play. Apart from this, Moeen Ali, who won the battle against Corona, is also fit to play against India.
It now appears that England’s opener will be very inexperienced. Rory Burns and Ollie Pope will take off as openers to face the Indian bowlers on the pitch. Will have to see if he avoids the threat of new ball. By the way, Zak Crawley has also played only 10 Test matches so far, in which he has scored 616 runs at an average of 39. This includes 3 half-centuries and 1 century.