England fast bowler Jake Ball who represents Nottinghamshire in the County Championship is ruled out from the rest of the season. The lanky fast bowler is sidelined for the remainder of the season due to a back problem.
Meanwhile, Ball picked up the injury while playing in the T20 Blast against Derbyshire at the beginning of the month (August). However, Ball wasn’t able to recover since then.
Ball’s County Nottinghamshire will take on Somerset in the T20 Blast quarter-final on Sunday. They are currently placed third in the County Championship Division One.
Meanwhile, Jake Ball has scalped 28 wickets in the County Championship at an average of 22.25 in six matches. However, Ball could only manage three scalps in the six T20 Blast matches. Furthermore, he leaked runs at an expensive economy rate of 9.26.
Ball said he is extremely disappointed to get ruled out of action.
“I’m extremely disappointed to get the news, I’d hoped to be back for the final parts of the season but unfortunately that isn’t possible,” Ball said.
“I’ll be following and supporting the boys and hopefully we can get through to Finals Day and have a go at defending our title.
“For me, I’ll be working hard on my rehab so that I can have a full winter programme and be raring to go for next season.”
Jake Ball has featured in limited matches in 2018. He was part of the playing XI in the final ODI against Australia. Moreover, he was also part of the two T20I against India. However, he could not make the cut into the Test squad.