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ENG vs NZ: New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme ruled out of the remaining Test series against England


New Zealand have received a huge jolt to their campaign after Colin de Grandhomme was ruled out of the remainder of the three-Test match series against England due to a tear to his right plantar fascia (heel).

New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme. (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Colin de Grandhomme bowled just 3.5 overs in the second innings
  • New Zealand are 0-1 down against England in 3-Test match series
  • Majority of New Zealand batting line-up failed in first Test

New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has been ruled out of the remainder of the Test series against England after a scan revealed a tear to his right plantar fascia (heel).

Michael Bracewell, who was with the squad for the first Test as cover for Henry Nicholls, has been added for the remainder of the series as de Grandhomme’s replacement.

Head coach Gary Stead said that de Grandhomme would require 10 to 12 weeks to recover.

“It’s a real shame for Colin to suffer this injury so early in the series,” Stead said in a statement. “He’s a massive part of our Test side and we’ll certainly miss him.

“It’s great to be able to call on someone like Michael who’s been with the squad for the past month and is match ready.”

New Zealand lost the first Test against England by five wickets. The teams will begin the second Test from June 10 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.



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