Jamieson dominated out of England sequence with recurrence of stress fracture

Kyle Jamieson has been dominated out of the sequence towards England, and faces one other prolonged interval on the sidelines after a recurrence of his again stress fracture, whereas Matt Henry can even miss the primary Test.

Jamieson, 28, had been in line to play a minimum of one of many upcoming Tests having not function in worldwide cricket since June when he initially picked up the again harm in England.

However, scans forward of the opening match in Mount Maunganui have revealed one other fracture and Jamieson will return to Christchurch for additional evaluation.

Jamieson, who has just lately performed within the Super Smash and performed for the New Zealand XI within the two-day warm-up towards England in Hamilton, is just not at the moment experiencing ache however faces an unsure timeframe.

“It’s really gutting for Kyle to have this happen after he’d put so much hard work in to getting himself back on the park,” New Zealand head coach Gary Stead mentioned. “Since the injury in June we’ve certainly taken a cautious approach to managing his return with regular monitoring by our medical staff which has included scans.

“While Kyle’s not feeling any ache, the proof is fairly clear he has a stress-fracture and so he’ll return to Christchurch immediately and have a CT scan on Friday earlier than we resolve on the following steps.”

Jamieson has made an outstanding start to his Test career with 72 wickets at 19.45 from 16 Tests.

Meanwhile, New Zealand will also be without Henry for the opening match as he awaits the birth of his first child. Jacob Duffy and Scott Kuggeleijn, both uncapped at Test level, have been called into the squad. They join captain Tim Southee, Neil Wagner and Blair Tickner as the pace-bowling options.

New Zealand’s preparations for the first Test have also been hit by the impact of Cyclone Gabrielle causing delays to some players arriving.

Tom Blundell, who just lately welcomed his second baby can even hyperlink up with the facet later immediately, together with Henry Nicholls who had his authentic flight from Christchurch on Monday cancelled.

Source web site: www.espncricinfo.com

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