Sam Billings To Be Out Of Action For 5 Months Following A Shoulder Injury
Sam Billings, who returned from India to play in the county match against Glamorgan for Kent has suffered a shoulder injury while fielding the ball. It saw him being out of the England squad, which will tour England in the upcoming few days. In between, Ben Foakes received a call-up.
Sam Billings is leading the Kent Cricket team against Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens. As per Sky Sports, Billings, in an attempt to stop the drive of Marnus Labuschagne, got hurt on his shoulder, which saw him walking out of the park with immediate effect.
Billings was not selected in the preliminary squad to the World Cup which was announced by England recently. However, the youngster was a part of the squad which was set to face Ireland and Pakistan in the upcoming limited-overs tournament.
Sam Billings was replaced by Ben Foakes:
The Englishman will be out for close to five months because of the same. Ben Foakes has been drafted into the squad as his replacement for the limited-overs tournament against Pakistan.
Ironically, this is not the first injury concern for Kent. They already lost quite a few players because of the injuries. The recent player to pick up an injury ahead of Sam Billings is Joe Denly, who got a stiff back.
Now, there are a few tough days ahead for the Sam Billings. He would have been in the England squad if they needed a player to replace during the course of the tournament. However, Billings have always been a tough lad and he would make a quick return to the game.
The England players are picking injuries at the wrong time. Recently, we came across Tom Curran and Jason Roy, who is in the world cup squad being injured while Alex Hales has taken an indefinite break before being banned. Meanwhile, Denly, who also got the nod for world cup also got a back injury.
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