ODI World Cup 2023: England replaces injured Reece Topley with newcomer Brydon Carse
The England cricket team is all set to welcome Brydon Carse as he was announced as the replacement for pacer Reece Topley. Reece Topley broke his left index finger on Sunday in the match against South Africa.
The England cricket team suffered a massive blow after Reece Topley was injured in their previous ODI World Cup 2023 game against South Africa. The pacer has had his cricketing journey filled with long-term injuries that have hampered his prospects in the first team.
Reece Topley in his first spell against South Africa broke his left index finger. He had to instantly leave the field for further treatment as the injury turned out to be serious. After multiple scans and medical advice, it was learned that Reece Topley would not be fit in time for the rest of the tournament.
England's Event Technical Committee confirmed the replacement as Brydon Carse made it into England's 15-man World Cup squad. It was a choice worth mentioning as Brydon Carse has just 12 ODI caps for the England cricket team.
His performance against Pakistan in July was what brought him on the page of World Cricket. In an impressive performance, Brydon Carse picked up a five-wicket hall that changed the game for England. His well-known performances also came against the Netherlands and New Zealand at home.
The team management also decided against the inclusion of Jofra Archer who is already in India to improve his fitness. He is close to regaining 100 percent match fitness but putting him directly in the ODI World Cup 2023 could have been a gamble.
England coach Matthew Mott on Sunday said, "There’s a lot that has to go our way now, but we’re still in there. We’ll keep throwing punches. I still think we can win this tournament. They’re (the England team) hurting. They’re bloody good players, there’s no doubt about that. You don’t lose that, but you can lose your confidence."