Senior England player Johnny Bairstow has been excluded from England’s squad set to participate in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. The batter has been fulfilling the middle-order slot for the last two years but was decided to open the inning with Jos Buttler in the all-important event, as revealed by the board’s managing director Rob Key.
He has been one of the lethal run-scorers in red-ball cricket, but the team will suffer a big blow since he has been left out of the team for the Third Test against South Africa. The ECB has named Ben Duckett to replace him at The Oval; however, his replacement in the T20 World Cup 2022 squad is yet pending.
While opening up on the injury, it has been reported that Bairstow sustained an injury in the lower limb of his left leg while playing golf. According to the reliable news, his injury might be severe and can lead to a fracture since the batter slipped down.
“Unfortunately I am going to be unavailable of [sic] games/tours in the immediate future,” Bairstow wrote in a post on his Instagram story. “The reason being is that I have injured my lower leg in a freak accident and it shall need an operation.”The injury came when I slipped on the golf course this morning. I am gutted and want to wish everyone for this week at The Oval all the best firstly and the boys that are going to Australia for the T20 World Cup. Absolutely gutted! I will be back.”
Earlier, Jason Roy, the terrific opener, who has been out of form lately, was ruled out from England’s squad for the World Cup. The batter has proved his worth in several top-notched T20 leagues across the world but has failed to inspire over the year, pausing his stint for a while.
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