ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Reece Topley finger injury: England bowler throws chair in disappointment while being taken back to dressing room

Saurabh AnandSaurabh Anand

October 21 2023
Reece Topley finger injury: England bowler throws chair in disappointment while being taken back to dressing room

Reece Topley has picked up 6 wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 so far.

England pace bowler Reece Topley has gone out after injuring his bowling hand against South Africa at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Topley walked back without completing his 4th over in the first powerplay. Reece Topley had a magnificent start after dismissing in-form South African batter Quinton De Kock in the second ball of the first over. De Kock perished while playing a cut shot against Topley, he was caught behind the wicket by captain Jos Buttler. 

Reece Topley injured once again

Reece Topley was looking in great rhythm and creating trouble for the South African top order. In his 4th over, Rassie van der Dussen tried to play a drive back to the bowler. Topley attempted to stop the ball in his followthrough but in the process, he injured his left hand. Topley looked in pain but he went on completing his 4th over and bowled the next two deliveries that were loose deliveries and Van Der Dussen smashed them for boundaries. 

Soon after getting hit for successive boundaries, Topley had to call in the physio and medical staff. After receiving treatment for a while, he walked back to the dressing room. Topley looked to have a problem with his index finger as the physio and team were focusing on his left hand’s index finger. Replays suggest that Van Der Dussen’s shot hit the edge of his index finger. Topley was going in a good rhythm and this was a big setback for the English side. 

Frustrated Topley threw chair

Reece Topley looked dejected after walking out without completing his fourth over. While walking back to the dressing room, Topley threw a chair out of his way on the stairs to vent out his disappointment. This also looked frustrating as Topley has suffered many injuries in his short career so far. Joe Root was used to finish Toplye’s 4th over. Including Quinton De Kock in Mumbai, the Left-arm pacer has picked up 6 wickets in the World Cup 2023. 

England management will also be hoping for a positive report for Reece Topley. They do not want to lose their key member in a pace attack in the World Cup 2023. Topley will get treatment and will also go for scans soon. England skipper Jos Buttler won the toss and invited South Africa to bat first at Wankhede Stadium. Ben Stokes is back in the English playing XI after missing the first three games due to a niggle on his hip. 

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