Seamer Reece Topley regards The Hundred as his “end-stage rehab” forward of Thursday’s conflict between the Northern Superchargers and Birmingham Phoenix.
Topley, 29, is wanting ahead to creating a comeback after being sidelined since April with a dislocated shoulder whereas taking part in for the Royal Challengers Bangalore within the Indian Premier League (IPL).
It was the newest in a protracted line of harm setbacks, coming after ankle and again points.
“The Hundred is sort of like end-stage rehab to an extent,” Topley stated.
“I am actually excited to get again on the market. Taking part in once more fills me with a lot pleasure. Let’s hope it is the beginning of a comparatively profitable finish of the summer time and winter, clearly, with the World Cup on the horizon.”
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Topley missed final yr’s version of The Hundred to prioritise the T20 World Cup however missed England’s profitable marketing campaign after injuring his ankle ligaments on a boundary rope.
Having recovered from that harm, he sustained his newest setback on his IPL debut.
This yr, he hopes The Hundred will herald a return to type.
“The Hundred, final yr I did not play in it, however this yr it is my vessel to get again into cricket and I can not wait to play.
“You could have a giant sense of gratification that you simply’re on the market. You’re keen on the truth that you are taking part in cricket, relatively than you flip up and have the sense that it is simply one other sport.”
“I am actually excited to get again on the market. Taking part in once more fills me with a lot pleasure. Let’s hope it is the beginning of a comparatively profitable finish of the summer time and winter, clearly with the World Cup on the horizon.”
Topley claimed a file six-for in a one-day worldwide in opposition to India at Lord’s final summer time and is hoping for a return to worldwide responsibility – which might be as quickly because the four-match ODI sequence in opposition to New Zealand in September.
“You’ll be able to spend a variety of time soul looking out and asking why however ultimately you’ve got simply bought to get on the entrance foot and cope with it and nearly have a typical British angle of stiff higher lip and crack on.
“I need to do effectively for the Superchargers – we have a terrific squad that need to go all the way in which within the comp – and I need to put in some performances that contribute to that.”
England start their World Cup defence in opposition to New Zealand on October 5.
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