In a significant development during the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, England have taken a crucial step by announcing the replacement of left-arm pacer Reece Topley.
Topley’s tournament journey was cut short due to a finger injury sustained in England’s last match against South Africa.
Reece Topley’s replacement
Topley, who had an impressive track record with eight wickets in three games, suffered a finger injury while attempting to block the ball in his follow-through; that injury ruled him out of the remaining tournament. Now, England have chosen Brydon Carse as a replacement for Topley.
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ICC’s approval for player replacement
The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, on Monday (October 23), officially sanctioned the inclusion of Carse as a replacement player. This approval process is a prerequisite before the replacement can be added to the squad.
Carse, known for his prowess in one-day cricket, has amassed 14 wickets in 12 one-day internationals, with his most recent performance being against Ireland.
England’s current standings in the points table
England, the reigning champions, currently occupy the ninth position in the points table. Their upcoming match in Bengaluru against Sri Lanka offers an opportunity for Carse to contribute to the team’s pursuit of securing a spot in the semi-finals.
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Brydon Carse will replace Reece Topley in our World Cup squad for the remainder of the tournament.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) October 23, 2023