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Ollie Pope ruled out until start of India Test series


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Ollie Pope has been ruled out until England's Test series against India after suffering a left thigh muscle injury while batting during Surrey's Vitality Blast match against Kent Spitfires on July 2.

The ECB and Surrey fitness teams will work together to deliver Pope’s rehabilitation with a focus for him to be available to return for the first Test against India.

“Pope has been ruled out until England’s LV= Insurance Test Series against India after suffering a left thigh muscle injury. The ECB and Surrey fitness teams will work together to deliver Pope’s rehabilitation with a focus for him to be available to return for the first Test against India,”

"The ECB and Surrey fitness teams will work together to deliver Pope's rehabilitation with a focus for him to be available to return for the first Test against India," said ECB in a statement.

The 23-year-old’s might also miss the opportunity of playing in The Hundred- England’s new 100-ball format game which is all set to kick off this year.

Pope now has to be fit in order to participate in the five-match Test series against India, which begins at Trent Bridge on August 4.