T20 World Cup: Irish handed Balbirnie harm enhance

Andrew Balbirnie has skippered Eire in all three codecs since November 2019

Eire captain Andrew Balbirnie might be slot in time for the Males’s T20 World Cup after assessments reveal a toe harm just isn’t as severe as initially feared.

The important thing batsman sustained an impression toe harm in Sunday’s warm-up defeat by the United Arab Emirates.

Cricket Eire stated on Monday that there isn’t any fracture and the “concern is extra from bruising and swelling – which is what we have been hoping to listen to”.

Eire tackle the Netherlands of their World Cup opener subsequent Monday.

Balbirnie was unable to bear weight after retiring harm on 15 in Dubai and it was feared he would might miss the World Cup with a fracture.

Eire misplaced by seven wickets because the UAE gained the three-game warm-up collection 2-1.

The Irish will now play two official warm-up video games in Abu Dhabi this week, going through Papua New Guinea on Tuesday and Bangladesh two days later.

“We now have began intensive therapy to deliver this [swelling] right down to a degree that may make Andrew comfy to sufficient to take the sector within the coming days,” added Cricket Eire.

“It is at present too early to substantiate if Andrew might be prepared for Tuesday’s warm-up sport, however we hope that restoration might be swift now that we all know we’re not coping with any bone accidents.”

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