SBS – MELBOURNE (Reuters) – England pace bowler Jake Ball has sent an injury scare through his team in their Ashes run-up after injuring his ankle during their game against a Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide on Thursday.

Summary

  • MELBOURNE (Reuters) – England pace bowler Jake Ball has sent an injury scare through his team in their Ashes run-up after injuring his ankle during their game against a Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide on Thursday.
  • Ball bowled just four balls of his fourth over before he limped off Adelaide Oval, where the tourists are playing a pink ball match in preparation for the five-test series, which begins at the Gabba in Brisbane on Nov.
  • The 26-year-old Ball collapsed in his delivery stride after he twisted his right ankle.
  • “Jake Ball has a sprained right ankle,” the England team said on their Twitter page.
  • England’s pace bowling stocks took a hit earlier this week when Steven Finn was ruled out of the tour with a knee injury and replaced by Tom Curran.


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