Sam Billings, Royal One-Day Cup, England, ICC World Cup 2019
Sam Billings was forced off the field after he hurt himself diving to stop the ball at mid-off in Cardiff. @ Twitter

Back from his Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) duty with the Chennai Super Kings where he played just one match, England batsman Sam Billings sustained a shoulder injury while fielding for Kent in the Royal One-Day Cup clash against Glamorgan on Thursday.

According to a report in Sky Sports, Billings, who has been named in England’s ODI team to face Ireland in the one-off ODI on May 3, but not in England’s ICC World Cup 2019 preliminary squad, was forced off the field in the second over of the match after the 27-year-old hurt himself diving to stop the ball at mid-off in Cardiff. (ALSO READ: Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan called up by England but not in World Cup squad)

Billings’ Kent team-mate Joe Denly, in the World Cup squad, suffered a back problem on Tuesday, while Jason Roy and Tom Curran have both been ruled out of Surrey’s clash with Middlesex on Thursday due to injury.