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New Zealand’s problems worsen as Kyle Jamieson is ruled out for months.

After being humiliated by England by 267 runs in the first Test, New Zealand was dealt another blow on Monday when injured fast bowler Kyle Jamieson was ruled out for an extended period of time. Jamieson will have surgery this week for a back stress fracture, with a minimum recovery time of four months, according to coach Gary Stead. The 28-year-old was ready to make his long-awaited comeback for the Mount Maunganui Test, but instead he was forced to watch as England forced the host team to lose their eighth straight match.

For Kyle, it has been a stressful and trying period, and it has been a great loss for us, Stead added.

Jamieson had been “great” when a member of the New Zealand team, according to Stead, whose absence has coincided with the team’s bad run.

We will learn more about the final prognosis for him in around three to four months, he continued.

New Zealand, whose young attack struggled to stop England’s aggressive batting in the day-night Test at the Bay Oval, missed Jamieson’s pace and bounce.

After witnessing the birth of his first child, Stead announced that pace bowler Matt Henry will re-join the team for the second Test, which begins on Friday in Wellington.

Legspinner Ish Sodhi and pitcher Jacob Duffy have been let go from the team.

Stead challenged his team to find a method to respond negatively to an England team that controlled the first Test.

The way England is playing, he observed, “is not at all surprising to us, but they are playing very, very well.”

“For us, the challenge is now figuring out how to mitigate that and, I suppose, try to slow them down in the rate at which they are playing the game.

“We want to confront England and deliver some blows back.”

Notwithstanding their issues at the top of the order, Stead believed the batting lineup would remain the same. They had failed to fend off the vigour of speed combination James Anderson and Stuart Broad under lights.

“These, in our opinion, are our best cricketers. In the event that our entire top order struggles, we won’t make any drastic or quick alterations “said he.

I believe it is fair to say that we currently lack some of that confidence, but I can guarantee you that this group of guys still have faith in themselves.

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