New Zealand bowler Matt Henry ruled out of tournament
Matt Henry of New Zealand has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup due to a torn hamstring.
During the Black Caps’ loss to South Africa, Henry suffered a tear that will keep him out for up to four weeks.
Seven matches in India had seen the 31-year-old seamer take 11 wickets.
Kyle Jamieson will replace him in the squad for Saturday’s crucial match against Pakistan, as he was already in India.
Gary Stead, New Zealand’s coach, said his team was devastated for him.
Matt has been an integral part of our one-day side for a long time, and to see him ruled out at the end of the tournament is a tremendous disappointment.”
Injuries have plagued the 2019 runners-up, including captain Kane Williamson, who is recovering from a fractured thumb.
The Black Caps are hopeful all three will be able to play before the end of the tournament, even though fast bowler Lockie Ferguson is suffering from an Achilles injury, batter Mark Chapman is suffering from a calf issue, and allrounder James Neesham is suffering from a wrist injury.
Currently, New Zealand are fourth in the table with four wins from seven matches, with the top four qualifying for the semi-finals.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be their final two opponents, both in Bangalore, on Saturday and Thursday, respectively.