Before the match or as part of the practice, there was a slight jolt about football. Cricketers from all countries are seen to do so. Although football and cricket are two different sports, the cricketers chose to warm up. Cricketers of all countries play soccer before the start of hard practice or even before the match.
But this time England has banned playing football in warm-up for cricketers. The decision is due to the opener Rory Burns being sidelined from a tour of South Africa when he got hurt playing football during practice.
The reason behind this, however, is Rory Burns. The batsman suffered a ligament injury after playing football in a warm-up before the Cape Town Test. Ashley Giles, director of the English Cricket Board (ECB), has not delayed banning football after such reports from Burns. Talks with team coach Silver Wood decided to ban football.
Barnes’ injury is so much that he has been sidelined by the entire series. England is in danger of being burned out by Burns. Because there is only one batsman in the squad. There are two more matches remaining.