Massive World Cup Loss! Matt Henry, New Zealand's marquee pacer, is lost for the whole campaign

Massive World Cup Loss! Matt Henry, New Zealand’s marquee pacer, is lost for the whole campaign. Matt Henry, the speedster from New Zealand, was forced to withdraw from the World Cup on Friday due to a damaged right hamstring. Kyle Jamieson took his place. The 31-year-old suffered the injury on Wednesday during New Zealand’s game against South Africa in Pune. An MRI revealed that the injury was a grade two lower tear, which will necessitate at least two to four weeks of recuperation. Head coach Gary Stead stated, “We’re gutted for him,” in Bengaluru.

“Matt has long been an important member of our One-day team, so it is very painful to see him eliminated as the competition draws to a close. For the past few years, he has routinely been listed among the top 10 ODI bowlers by the ICC.

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“Moreover, Matt’s a great team man and we’re all going to miss his personality and experience.” Jamieson was scheduled to workout with the team on Friday after arriving in Bengaluru late on Thursday.

Prior to the event, the towering 28-year-old, who had back surgery in February, had trained for two weeks straight with New Zealand after being called up to replace Tim Southee.

Jamieson was prepared for Saturday’s match against Pakistan, according to Stead. “We’re fortunate to have a player of the class of Kyle waiting in the wings,” Stead added.

“It’s an added bonus that he was able to train with us for the first two weeks of the tournament. His skills and physical attributes always make him a threat with the ball.”

“Kyle’s had to work really hard to return from two separate back injuries and I know he’s really excited about being involved in his first ODI World Cup.” With two round-robin matches left against Pakistan on Saturday and Sri Lanka on Thursday in Bengaluru New Zealand, who has suffered three straight losses, is now ranked fourth in the World Cup rankings.

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