Sports desk. The first match of the four-match Test series between India and England, starting on Friday, will be played in Chennai. Earlier, England star batsman Oli Pope was included in the English team after completion of the period of separation. The England and Wales Cricket Board issued a statement and informed about this.
The board said in a statement, ‘Surrey batsman Oli Pope has been included in the England Test team for the tour of India. It said, Pope has fully recovered from his left shoulder injury suffered in August 2020. England’s medical team is satisfied that they are available for selection.
The 23-year-old Pope suffered an injury while fielding during the last Test against Pakistan in August last year. The operation was performed after he slipped his shoulder. Pope, undergoing rehabilitation, accompanied the team on a tour of Sri Lanka. Although he was not part of the team. This helped them adapt to the conditions of the Rehab and subcontinent with the support staff of the England team.