Matt Henry of New Zealand
Matt Henry of New Zealand. (Photograph by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Photos)

New Zealand have been handled a blow forward of the ODI collection towards the West Indies. Their tempo bowler Matt Henry has been dominated out of the collection as a result of a rib damage. The Kiwis have referred to as up Ben Sears as Henry’s alternative for the collection. He was a part of New Zealand’s lately concluded tour of Europe and has performed a complete of six T20Is thus far having made his debut in September final 12 months. Sears appears to be like more likely to make his ODI debut on West Indies tour now.

In the meantime, Henry sustained the damage in the course of the observe session final week when he skilled ache in his left aspect. New Zealand head coach Gary Stead confirmed the information whereas additionally stating that Henry has returned house to begin rehabilitation and can focs on returning for the Australia collection in September.

“It’s a disgrace for Matt to need to return house at this level of the tour. Though the damage will not be overly critical – we felt there was a big danger it might turn into worse via enjoying. Matt is on his approach house as we converse and can start his rehabilitation instantly with an eye fixed to being prepared for the ODI collection in Australia in early September,” Stead stated in line with Cricbuzz.

We imagine Sears in prepared, says Gary Stead

The three-match ODI collection between West Indies and New Zealand is about to begin on August 17. Speaking about Ben Sears, Gary Stead felt assured concerning the tempo bowler being able to play if referred to as upon in the course of the ODI collection. After being referred to as as much as the squad, Sears will now first fly to Jamaica by Sunday (August 14) after which attain Barbados the subsequent day forward of the primary ODI.

“With the upcoming ODI collection beginning on Wednesday and consisting of three video games over 5 days, we noticed it as prudent to herald a completely match alternative. Ben comes contemporary from a profitable tour with the BLACKCAPS in Europe and whereas he’s but to play ODI cricket – we imagine he’s prepared if referred to as upon. At 24-years-old he’s an thrilling younger prospect and we just like the tempo and expertise he possesses,” Stead added.