Vaibhav Tripathi ∙ Aug 23 2022, 8:30 PM

Reece Topley pulls out of the Hundred 2022 to manage workload

image-l76k3949Topley to take a break from the game [PC-Twitter]

England and Oval Invincibles pacer Reece Topley has pulled out of the remainder of the Hundred 2022 in order to manage his workload.

The left-arm seamer will miss out on the final two weeks of the 100-ball tournament citing the effects of a “busy summer” and a desire to avoid injury.

Topley recently revived his white-ball career during India’s tour of England. He picked up the best figures by an Englishman in T20Is when he took 6/24 in the second T20I against Rohit Sharma‘s men. 

He continued his rich vein of form with the ball against South Africa as well and ended the summer with 17 wickets across ten limited-overs appearances. After doing national duties, he joined the Oval Invincibles for the second edition of the Hundred. Topley took five wickets in his four appearances in the Hundred this season. 

Topley cautious ahead of the World Cup

"Taking a short break feels like a sensible precaution to avoid injury and the risk of a longer lay-off. Nonetheless, I'm disappointed not to be contributing as the team enters a crucial period in the competition," Reece Topley said in a statement released by Oval Invincibles.

The Surrey-based cricketer has endured a long and difficult road to get back in the national side after suffering a string of career-threatening injuries and his decision to take some time off the game to look after his body is a sensible one from England's points of view but not for the Oval Invincibles.

Topley's departure is a major blow to Invincibles' chances of the knock-out qualification. Invincibles are expected to sign a replacement player in the coming few days time.

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