Ollie Pope may miss England’s first test match against India next month after a thigh injury

Ollie Pope could miss England’s first test match against India next month after suffering a thigh injury while on duty in Surrey… and medical staff could advise him to aim for the second test eight days later at Lord’s

  • Ollie Pope suffered a thigh injury playing for his county Surrey in the T20 Blast
  • The England batsman had hoped to be fit for the opening game of the Test series on August 4
  • Doctors may advise him not to rush his return and aim for the second India test
  • He is sitting out The Hundred, but wants to settle in the middle test order

England batsman Ollie Pope could miss the first Test against India at Trent Bridge next month as he continues to recover from a thigh injury sustained playing for Surrey in the T20 Blast.

Pope had hoped to be fit in time for the series opener on August 4, but may be advised by medics not to rush his return, and instead aim for the second Test, which starts eight days later at Lord’s.

“I’m not sure at this point if I’ll be fit,” he said Sports post. “From what I hear, there’s a little risk involved. The thigh feels good, but there are still a few boxes to tick, and maybe they won’t make a decision until a few days before whether I play in that first Test.’

England batsman Ollie Pope could miss the first Test against India at Trent Bridge next month

The England batsman suffered a thigh injury while playing for Surrey in the T20 Blast

The England batsman suffered a thigh injury while playing for Surrey in the T20 Blast

After signing with Welsh Fire, Pope is now out of The Hundred, but is looking to establish his place in the middle test rankings after a difficult few months failing to pass 34 in his last 16 innings for England.

“India was a tough tour for many players, then the two-game streak against New Zealand went by very quickly,” he said. “I had three innings and one not out, so it was a small sample, but I felt I was playing well.”

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Meanwhile, fans of The Hundred get a chance to choose the strike music for one batter per team

Meanwhile, fans of The Hundred get a chance to choose the strike music for one batter per team

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