Rich Topley has been ruled out of the final ODI
England left-arm pacer Rich Topley has been ruled out of the third and final ODI of the three-match ODI series against Ireland. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed the matter on Monday (August 3).
Cricketers like Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Joffre Archer have rested ahead of the three-match Test series and the three-match T20 series against Pakistan. And after about four and a half years, Rich Topley got a place in the team. He last played for England in February 2016.
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However, the return after so long did not seem to be in luck. Although he did not get a place in the first ODI of the series, he got a place in the second ODI. But before the start of the third and final ODI match, he got injured in his left groin in practice.
Topley got a place in the second ODI against the Irish and bowled 9 overs with a maiden. He dropped out of the series as the second cricketer after Joe Denley.
The two teams will take the field in the third and final match of the series on Tuesday (August 4). Where the Morgans are dreaming of whitewashing after winning the series 2-0. Meanwhile, the Irish will take the field to avoid the whitewash of Sabana.