New Zealand Fast Bowler Matt Henry’s World Cup Campaign Cut Short by Injury

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A significant blow has struck New Zealand’s cricket team as fast bowler Matt Henry has been compelled to withdraw from the ICC World Cup 2023 due to an injury setback.

The injury occurred during a match against South Africa in Pune on Wednesday, as confirmed by New Zealand Cricket. Henry’s recovery is expected to span a period of two to four weeks, making his participation in the tournament impossible.

In response to this unfortunate development, the board officials have announced the inclusion of Kyle Jamieson in the Black Caps‘ squad as a replacement for the injured fast bowler.

Gary Stead, the coach of the New Zealand cricket team, expressed deep concern for Henry’s condition and underlined the team’s collective unease regarding his injury. The setback presents a formidable challenge for the squad as they prepare for the upcoming World Cup.

 

Stead emphasized that Matt Henry has played a key role in their One-Day International squad for a significant duration, making his absence from this tournament a source of genuine disappointment for the team.

On a more positive note, Kyle Jamieson arrived in Bangalore on Thursday and is slated to join the team for a training session scheduled for Friday. The New Zealand coach conveyed his confidence in Jamieson’s readiness to step in and contribute to the team, including the upcoming matches against Pakistan.

As things stand, New Zealand occupies the fourth spot on the points table for the prestigious mega event, maintaining a competitive position in the tournament.

Ammara Ahmed

Ammara Ahmed

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