Injured Tom Latham to Miss T20I Series Against India

Wellington: New Zealand batsman Tom Latham will miss the five-match T20I collection in opposition to India set to start on January 24 after he suffered from a damaged finger.

Latham, who was Black Caps’ stand-in captain within the third and ultimate Check in opposition to Australia in Sydney, picked up the damage whereas claiming the ultimate catch earlier than the Australian declaration within the second innings on Day 4. The left-handed batsman went out to bat within the second innings regardless of the damage and confronted 15 deliveries earlier than he was dismissed for one.

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) in an announcement mentioned that an X-ray has confirmed a fracture to his proper pinky finger and that he would require roughly 4 weeks of rehabilitation.

“Latham will goal a return to health in time to be out there for the upcoming one-day collection in opposition to India in early February,” the assertion learn.

Because the group ready to return to New Zealand on Wednesday after being thrashed 0-Three by Australia within the Check collection, head coach Gary Stead additionally supplied an replace on accidents and sickness of different gamers.

“Lockie Ferguson (proper calf-strain) has returned to operating and performing bowling drills. He’ll proceed to progress over the following couple of weeks with the potential to return to home cricket early subsequent month,” Stead mentioned.

“Trent Boult has been resting his damaged right-hand and can return to bowling later this week. He’ll be touch-and-go to be out there for the Indian T20 collection later this month and we’ll proceed to observe him carefully over the following few weeks.

“Matt Henry has had his damaged left-thumb splinted and would require round a month for it to completely heal. On this time he’ll nonetheless be capable to practise bowling and can have a look at a return to play early subsequent month.

“Kane, Henry and Mitch are regaining their well being after being struck down with Influenza A and can proceed be monitored as they slowly rebuild their power and health.”

The New Zealand T20I squad shall be named subsequent week.

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