England batsman Ollie Pope had hurt his shoulder while fielding on day four of the last Test match against Pakistan. He would go under some scans to assess how bad he is hurt, as per England head coach Chris Silverwood.
Ollie pope got hurt while saving a boundary of Stuart Broad‘s ball. He was soon after replaced with the substitute fielder James Bracey. However, the batsman’s outer from the last match won’t affect England’s performance because they have forced follow on and wouldn’t be batting.
“He’s obviously banged his shoulder again so he will go for a scan on that, and we’ll assess from there, really,” head coach Chris Silverwood was quoted as saying by ‘ESPNCricinfo’.
“We’ll know more once he’s had a scan,” he added.
In the ongoing third Test match at Southampton, Pope scored three runs in England’s first innings and was dismissed by spinner Yasir Shah. England went on to pile up 583 for eight runs before declaring the innings.
He played a gritty knock in England’s first Test match against Pakistan. The youngster amassed 61 runs in the opening match which eventually his side won.
In the last Test series against West Indies, the youngster with his dogged mindset scored 91 runs in the third Test to lead his team to win the series. Cricket experts have compared him with the former great Ian Bell. He has so far played 13 Test matches and scored 642 runs at an average of 40.12. The right-hand batsman is still to make the debut in shorter formats for England.
Meanwhile, the visitors Pakistan are 100 for two following on after being bowled out for 273 in the third Test. Azhar Ali had played a captain knock in the first innings of his side, scoring 141 not out. The fifth-day play will resume with the Pakistan skipper batting alongside Babar Azam if the weather supports them.