Kyle Jamieson, a big pacer for New Zealand, has been ruled out of the next two-match Test series against England owing to a possible stress fracture, dealing another blow to his promising international career. Matt Henry, a colleague of Jamieson’s, will also be absent from the opening Test of the series due to the birth of his first child.
Injuries have derailed Kyle Jamieson’s growth on the largest stage after a fast start to his international career in 2020. The recent setback is likely to be a recurrence of the back problem the towering pacer sustained during his tour of England last year.
Following his injury in June 2022, the tall bowling all-rounder only saw limited play.to return in the Ford Trophy and Super Smash. He played in the practise match between the New Zealand XI and England in Hamilton, when he sustained a stress fracture in his back. Gary Stead, the head coach of New Zealand, voiced his disappointment following Jamieson’s most recent injury.
After working so hard to be back on the park, Kyle finds it quite upsetting that this could occur. With regular monitoring by our medical experts, which has included scans, we have taken a careful approach to managing his return ever since the accident in June.
Even though Kyle isn’t in pain, the evidence suggests he has a stress fracture. As a result, he will travel back to Christchurch today and undergo a CT scan on Friday before we leave.Choose your next course of action, New Zealand coach Gary Stead said.
Due to Jamieson and Matt Henry’s unavailability, Jacob Duffy and Scott Kuggeleijn were unexpectedly called up to the Black Caps squad and are set to play in their first Test at Bay Oval. Before the second Test, Henry is probably going to join the team again. The first Test match of the upcoming series begins on February 16, and it is not a part of the WTC cycle.