Amid accidents to their key gamers, there may be some aid for New Zealand as midfielder Lockyer Ferguson was declared match earlier than the match. Pakistani clashes on Saturday.
Ferguson left the match in opposition to Australia final Saturday after struggling an harm to his proper Achilles tendon and was dominated out of the match in opposition to South Africa.
“An examination of Lockie Ferguson’s proper Achilles tendon didn’t reveal any main injury and we hope he shall be accessible for Saturday’s match in opposition to Pakistan in Bengaluru,” Cricket New Zealand stated in a press release.
The Black Caps have been suffering from a collection of accidents, leaving them in a troublesome place because the World Cup enters the enterprise finish.
As many as 5 gamers, together with captain Kane Williamson (thumb), are affected by accidents.
Whereas Ferguson and Mark Chapman (calf) had been already nursing accidents, Matt Henry and James Neesham additionally suffered accidents on Wednesday with the previous sustaining a hamstring harm.
NZC stated: “Matt Henry will endure an MRI inside the subsequent 24 hours to substantiate the extent of the harm to his proper hamstring.”
“Henry got here off the sphere after struggling misery throughout his sixth leg and didn’t return.
Neesham harm replace
X-rays clear Neesham of any damaged bones
Giving an replace on Neesham, NZC stated: “Jimmy Neesham has a bruise on his proper wrist after being hit by the ball whereas bowling within the first innings.
“The harm has dropped Neesham down the batting order to quantity 9, however an X-ray has cleared him of any damaged bones.”
The board additionally stated that Chapman and Williamson “shall be assessed once more in Bengaluru forward of their penultimate quarter-final match on Saturday.”
New Zealand will arrive in Bengaluru from Pune on Thursday afternoon.
(with PTI inputs)
(Tags for translation) Lockie Ferguson