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World Cup 2023: Kyle Jamieson has been added to the New Zealand squad


as a replacement for Matt Henry, who is injured

Matt Henry, who suffered a hamstring injury against South Africa, has been replaced by Kyle Jamieson.

Kyle Jamieson has been named as Matt Henry’s replacement in the World Cup 2023 after the latter suffered a hamstring injury during the match against South Africa on Wednesday, November 1 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune.Henry left the pitch halfway through his sixth over, and James Neesham bowled the final three balls of the over. Henry is awaiting the results of his scans.

Before the Black Caps play Pakistan under Babar Azam on November 4 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, Jamieson is expected to travel in Bangalore on Thursday.

Injuries to Lockie Ferguson and Henry compelled the Kiwis to insert Jamieson, who had previously been in the team, to fill in for Tim Southee, according to head coach Gary Stead.

“We couldn’t risk having a bowler out for Saturday due to the severity of Matt’s injury and the short turnaround to Pakistan,” Stead was cited as saying.

“We’re crossing our fingers for the scan results later today because Matt has been a world-class performer for us in ODI cricket for the past two World Cup cycles.”

If Henry is unable to recover, Stead stated that New Zealand will make every effort to ensure that Jamieson is ready for the encounter with Pakistan.

“Kyle is en route right now, and we’re excited to have him rejoin the group. He’ll probably work out with us on Friday in order to be ready for the game on Saturday,” he said.

“We’re confident Kyle will be able to hit the ground running because he was able to train with us for two full weeks earlier in the tournament and has since participated in a Plunket Shield match,” Stead continued.With eight points and a net run rate of +0.484, New Zealand is ranked fourth in the rankings. The Black Caps have lost their last three games after winning their previous four games in a row.



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