Due to an abdominal strain, New Zealand’s fast bowler Matt Henry will miss the upcoming ODI series against Pakistan and India. On the final day of the second Karachi Test, the 31-year-old soldiered through the injury.
“It has been tough playing ten days essentially out of the last 12 [in Karachi] and that being full days with no weather breaks,” coach Stead said. “So when you’ve been in the field for eight sessions in each Test match, I guess there is natural wear and tear on players.”
Earlier Adam Milne withdrew his name from the upcoming ODI series and now Henry joins his teammate on the sidelines.
Matt Henry will return home with other members of the Test Squad not taking part in the ODI Series against Pakistan after suffering an abdominal strain on Day 5 of the 2nd Test in Karachi. A replacement in the ODI Squad to face Pakistan and India will be confirmed soon. #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/DmzEIDcgJa
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