Alex Davies rested from the NatWest T20 Blast
Lancashire County Cricket Club Head Coach Glen Chapple has confirmed that wicket keeper Alex Davies is currently being rested from the NatWest T20 Blast.
Following a significant knee injury in 2016, Alex has worked tirelessly with the Club's medical team to regain his fitness and has, so far, been able to play a full part in both the Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup this season as a wicket keeper and opening batsman. He has already hit three First Class centuries this season and has continually impressed with the gloves, taking the most dismissals behind the stumps in Division One.
The decision forms part of an ongoing management strategy following surgery to his knee last year, and this period provides an ideal opportunity for a concentrated period of conditioning to consolidate the gains the 22 year-old has already made.
Whilst fully fit as a wicket keeper, the Club are keen at this stage to protect him from the rigours of fielding in Twenty20 cricket.
Head Coach Glen Chapple said, “Alex has worked hard to recover from last year’s knee injury and we’ve been delighted with his form already this season but following medical advice, we have taken the decision to rest him.”
Alex Davies added, “It is, of course, frustrating to be rested at this stage as I want to pull on the Red Rose jersey at every opportunity possible but I implicitly trust the medical team's advice who I've worked with over the last year.
"I will continue to work hard to ensure I'm in the best condition for whenever I'm back playing for Lancashire this season."