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Jake Ball

26-Year-Old Bowler     England


England

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  7/14/2017
Birthdate:  March 14, 1991    Birthplace:  Mansfield, England
Nationality:  England    

July 4, 2017    Jake Ball News

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Ball (knee) will miss the first Test of the series against South Africa as he recovers from a knee strain, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Ball injured his knee bowling in the second innings of Nottinghamshire's County Championship match against Kent at the end of June and was ruled out for two weeks. While he has just three Test caps to his name, Ball has shown himself to be an excellent first-class bowler at the domestic level and his absence from the England attack thins their already-shorn ranks with Chris Woakes unavailable. Ball could be selected for the second Test at Trent Bridge on July 14.

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Ball toppled a pair for 31 off eight overs with two maidens and was named Man of the Match in Tuesday's victory over New Zealand at Cardiff.

Fantasy Analysis

Strong work by the England middle order gave New Zealand an aggressive, but reachable target at 311, but Ball and the rest of the English bowlers kept the Black Caps at arm's length. Coming off one of his most expensive spells in an ODI, conceding 82 runs against Bangladesh in the opener, Ball sublimely bowled the opening over by knocking out Luke Ronchi for a golden duck and finished the match with a pair of maidens and also knocked out dangerman Ross Taylor. Ball will look to finish the group stage strong against Australia before heading into the semifinals.
Ball was one of only two bowlers to pick up wickets for England in their ODI loss to South Africa on Monday.

Fantasy Analysis

With his side only taking three wickets altogether, Ball was the most successful bowler for the English side as he took two wickets and went for 43 runs from his 10 overs. Ball clean bowled Quinton de Kock for 34 and then had Faf du Plessis caught behind for five. His bowling performance is a huge improvement on his last outing, when he was dispatched for 81 without a wicket against South Africa two days earlier.
Ball (knee) will miss the first round of the Specsavers County Championship after a busy winter season for England, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ball got his first real run in the England international squad for their tour of India, having played in two Tests and three ODIs before suffering a knee injury. With the injury still something of a concern, the England physios have held him out of the first round of the County Championship for further rest. Ball will have his eye on returning for the upcoming series against Ireland and South Africa ahead of the Champions Trophy.
Ball (knee) might be forced to miss England’s upcoming ODI series against the West Indies with a right knee injury, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ball played in all three ODIs in India, including taking three wickets at Pune and the 25-year-old looked primed to lock-down his spot as a regular member of the squad, having notched just six ODI caps since making his debut at Dhaka in October. Ball injured himself on the first delivery of his third over in the team’s final tune-up against the WICB President’s XI before the start of the series on Friday. If he can’t go, he’ll likely be replaced by Chris Jordan or Stuart Broad.
Ball was given man of the match in his debut ODI game for picking up five wickets for England as they were victorious over Bangladesh on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Having earlier making his test debut for England, Ball followed this up by playing in his first ODI. The pace bowler impressed greatly by picking up five wickets and taking home the man of the match award. Together with spinner Adil Rashid, the two cleaned up the Bangladesh batting order with five and four wickets respectively.
Ball picked up his first international Test wicket on debut against Pakistan in the first Test match that began Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Having been picked in the playing XI due to the injury of James Anderson (shoulder), Ball made his Test debut at Lord’s and put in a solid effort in Pakistan’s first innings, where they made 339. He picked up his first international wicket for England, a yorker to Azhar Ali that when reviewed by the batsmen was shown to be clipping leg stump. The debutant finished with figures of one for 51 from 19 overs, including five maidens.