Fitness issues trouble England ahead of India clash
England team are in a tough position right now regarding the fitness issues of their main players ahead of the clash against India, which is an important game for them in route to the semi finals.
The hosts of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 started their World Cup tournament on a high note. But when the tournament progresses, the hosts caught them in some discomfort position with two important defeats against Sri Lanka and Australia.
The two losses has become a huge barrier in England’s way to semi finals. Inorder make their wau simple, England had to win against India on June 30th. But for more sorrow, injury issues become a big threat for them ahead of the game.
Their lead spinner Adhil Rashid is reported with some soreness in his right shoulder. He experienced the same thing right before the start of the tournament too. But according to the reports, he will be mostly available for the selection on Sunday.
As for Jofra Archer, a tight left side – the problem area for a right-arm bowler – saw him undergo a late fitness test on the morning of the Australia game. While he passed it and took one for 56 from his set of nine, the management will monitor his progress.
Ben Stokes, who played two fighting innings for England in their two defeats, was also tight calves that required treatment during the latter part of his innings of 89. Upto now it looks like nothing serious on that issue for him.
For some good news for England, Jason Roy is seems to be recovered well and he had some batting and running during the game against Australia. The team management is having a close eye on his return and his participation for India clash will be determined when days go as four more days are still left for the game.