Four players from both teams were injured in the first ODI played between India and England in Pune. The second ODI of the three-match series will be played on 26 March.
England captains Oyen Morgan and Sam Billings were injured in the first ODI.
One-day series between India and England has started. The first match played in Pune was won by Team India with a margin of 66 runs. Both the remaining matches of the series will also be played in Pune on 26 and 28 March. However, the first ODI also brought a matter of concern for both teams. In this match, two important players of India and England got hurt, after which they now find it difficult to play in the series.
In particular, the injury of England captain Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings is very serious. In such a situation, there is little chance that these two will be able to play against India in the second ODI. Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer were also injured in the first match. Although Rohit’s injury is not as serious, Shreyas is finding it difficult to play in the remaining matches of the series.
In this match, the sequence of injuries first started with Rohit Sharma. Mark Wood’s fast ball hit his arm during batting, causing him to moan in pain. However later he continued to bat. After this, Sam Billings of England suffered a shoulder injury while fielding the ball during fielding. His collar bone joint was stretched. At the same time, Iyen Morgan got hurt by stopping the ball.
Due to the ball, the foreskin was torn between the thumb and finger. This forced them to stitch. That they had four stitches. However, later he came down for batting. At the same time, Shreyas Iyer made a dive and stopped the ball from going for fours, but during this time he injured his shoulder.
The situation is not clear yet on the injury of Rohit and Shreyas, but Morgan and Billings are finding it difficult to play in the second ODI. After the match, Morgan also said that we will wait for 48 hours and then see what the situation is.
Other players may get a chance
Like Morgan, Sam Billings came out to bat despite being injured. When asked about this, Morgan said, I have not yet spoken to him about his batting, so I do not know what the condition is. As far as I am concerned, I am not 100 percent fit right now. But it was also not that I could not catch the bat.
“We will give more of our players a chance to play,” Morgan said, hinting that he would not play in the second ODI, which also meant that Matt Parkinson, Reese Topley, and Liam Livingstone could open the door to play in the series.