Matt Henry to miss the first Test against England due to this reason

New Zealand’s pacers Matt Henry and Kyle Jamieson will miss the first Test match against England.

New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry will miss the first Test against England at Lord’s to be with his wife for the birth of their child. The 31-year-old pacer has been an integral part of the Black Caps’ squad and played a key role in their recent series victory.

The absence of Henry will be a blow for New Zealand, but the team has a lot of depth in their squad and can rely on other fast bowlers like Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Neil Wagner to step up and fill the void. New Zealand will also have the option of going with an all-rounder in Colin de Grandhomme, who can provide some seam-bowling options as well.


Although Henry’s absence will be felt, it is always heartening to see players putting their families first. The birth of a child is a special moment in any person’s life, and Henry will not want to miss this occasion. New Zealand Cricket has been supportive of Henry’s decision, and the team will be eagerly waiting for his return for the rest of the series. Kyle Jamieson has also been ruled out of the Test series due to his back-stress fracture.