Ollie Pope ruled out for four months after dislocating shoulder during third Test against Pakistan
The injured batsman underwent an MRI scan on Wednesday in London, after which his reports were reviewed by a consultant the next day.
Updated - Aug 29, 2020 5:45 pm
The first T20I between England and Pakistan got washed off as rain interrupted the game at 16.1 overs. While the hosts couldn’t flag off the series by a victory, here is another blow for the team. Batsman Ollie Pope has been ruled out of the tournament for around four months after his left shoulder got dislocated during the recent Test series against the Men in Green.
The injury occurred on the 4th day of the third Test which ended in a draw at Rose Bowl, Southampton. It was Stuart Broad’s first over of the day where Pope went sliding to save the boundary on the second ball and had to leave the pitch immediately. The news has been informed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) yesterday.
The injured batsman underwent an MRI scan on Wednesday in London, after which his reports were reviewed by a consultant the next day. He is advised to have surgery on the injured part, which is set to take place in the next couple of weeks. The 22-year-old will also commence with a rehabilitation programme with the Surrey and England medical team post his treatment.
Ollie Pope expected to return later this year
For now, it has been expected that the Surrey player will mark comeback somewhere in the late winter tours. England is set to tour Sri Lanka and India in early 2021. Though Pope wasn’t being great with his bat during the 2nd and 3rd Test against Pakistan, he played an essential knock of 62 during the 1st innings of the opening Test match at Southampton.
England and Pakistan are currently locking horns in the ongoing T20I series, which has just kicked off yesterday. The match got abandoned, but Tom Banton’s heroics grabbed all the attention in the world. His stunning 72 off 41 was enough in a 20 overs game to trouble the bowlers in front.
KKR fans have also been hailing the young batsman as he’ll be donning the purple and golden jersey in upcoming IPL edition. The English team was on 131 before rain stopped the play completely and the next T20I between the two nations is slated to commence on Tuesday.