Ollie Pope ruled out of Ashes 2023

Ollie Pope, England’s third-best batter, will miss the remainder of the Ashes series due to a shoulder injury. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that Pope, who suffered a right shoulder injury during the second Test, will require surgery.

He will require surgery and miss the rest of the summer after Monday’s examination in London determined the full extent of the damage. He will work closely with the Surrey and England medical staff to recover, the ECB said in a statement on Tuesday (July 4).

The ollie Pope sustained an injury while on the field during Day 1 of the second Test at Lord’s. In the 28th over, he dove to block a Josh Tongue delivery from Marnus Labuschagne, and was thereafter seen hurting his shoulder. After leaving the game, he didn’t play any more defensive innings. He nevertheless entered the game and batted in both innings, scoring 42 and 3.

Due to an external injury he acquired on the field, ollie Pope was permitted to bat at No. 3 in England’s first innings with the help of the umpires. The match officials informed Pope after he had already batted in England’s second innings . He would need to play the field once more in order to bat higher than No.

Jeetan Patel, an assistant coach for England, stated, “I suppose we’re a little confused by it all. “It’s somewhat baffling. Someone must have informed him that we would have to field a team of ten men . If he didn’t return to the field. And that was ridiculous. He had to go back outside. It must take place eventually. He shows complete dedication and commitment to this team. Unavoidably, he would trip over something. Later, he had a change of heart.

The ollie Pope entered the field for Australia’s second innings but appeared to be struggling as he tossed the ball underarm from mid-off. After attempting to make a sliding stop on a shot by Usman Khawaja off of Ollie Robinson . He then appeared to have reinjured his shoulder as he was walking off the field.

The third Test, which begins on Thursday at Headingley, does not expect Pope, the vice-captain, to participate. While he is away, Dan Lawrence most likely will step in.

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