Reece James William Topley (born 21 February 1994) is an English international cricketer. who plays for the England cricket team in white ball cricket in 2015. He participates in domestic cricket for Surrey. In August 2015, Topley made his England debut against Australia. Topley was selected for the England team for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. He competes in the Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Early & Personal Lifestyle
Reece was born on 21 February 1994 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He attended the Royal Hospital School for his education. Don Topley, his father, played first-class cricket for Surrey and Essex. At the Royal Hospital School, where he is a master of cricket, his father was also one of his professors. Peter Topley, his uncle, was a first-class cricket player. Elina Svitolina, a tennis player, is his life partner and wife. Elina and Raees got married in 2018
|Reece James William Topley
|21 February 1994 Ipswich, Suffolk,England
|Thomas Donald Topley
|Royal Hospital School
|6 ft 7 in
|75 Kg approx.
Topley made news in June 2009 at the age of 15 after he hurt his arm bowling to England batsman Kevin Pietersen in the practise nets at Loughborough University. Topley was knocked to the ground when Pietersen flat drove a delivery and hit him on the side of the head. He was brought to Leicester Royal Infirmary, where he needed sutures in his ear and spent the night there. After the event, Pietersen, who Topley named as his favorite player, presented the boy with his autographed cricket bat. On September 1, 2015, Hampshire County Cricket Club announced that Topley would be leaving Essex at the conclusion of the 2015 campaign. Topley had back surgery at the conclusion of the 2018 campaign after suffering yet another stress fracture.
He was contacted by Chennai Super Kings to fill in for the injured Josh Hazlewood in IPL 2021, but he declined the offer since he was concerned about the rise in COVID-19 cases in India. Reece was selected by Oval Invincibles in the 2021 draught for The Hundred’s first season. He was acquired by Islamabad United in December 2021 as a result of the 2022 Pakistan Super League player draught. He was acquired by the Oval Invincibles in April 2022 for the 2022 season of The Hundred.
On August 31, 2015, he played in his first Twenty20 match against Australia, and on September 13, 2015, he played in his first One Day match, again against Australia, recording a score of 0-33.
He played in each of the four games in the series against Pakistan while maintaining his spot in the ODI lineup. In the first game, he took his maiden international wickets and finished with 3-26, but it wasn’t enough to keep England from losing. In each of the following three games, which England won in each one, he had taken one wicket. He participated in the first T20 international match between the two teams and recorded a 3-24 final score.
Reece proceeded to play every game in the series while on the South African trip with the ODI side. He recorded 1-43 in the opening game, which England won by a score of 39 runs using the DL method. He recorded 4-50 in the following game, giving England back-to-back victories. The following three games of the series were lost by England, despite the fact that Topley played well, recording statistics of 2-39 in the fourth game and 3-41 in the series finale, which South Africa won by 5 wickets. He participated in both T20 international matches, although he failed to record a wicket in either match.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Topley was named to a 55-player team that started practising on May 29 in preparation for international matches that would commence in England. Topley was a member of the 24-man England team that began private training on July 9 in preparation for the ODI series against Ireland. Topley was included in the England team on July 27, 2020, for the ODI series.