ICC World Cup 2023: New Zealand Pacer Matt Henry Ruled Out Of Tournament After Torn Hamstring. The board officially announced on Friday, November 3, that they have ruled out New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry from the remainder of the 2023 ODI World Cup. The talented pacer, known for his fiery and precise fast bowling, suffered a hamstring tear during the match against South Africa at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Wednesday, November 1. They have officially named Kyle Jamieson as his replacement.
Jamieson, who had previously been travelling as a reserve in the tournament, returned home but received a call to rejoin the New Zealand squad in India due to their increasing injury list during the Pune game. He will be immediately available for selection in the match against Pakistan in Bengaluru on Saturday.
New Zealand holds the fourth position in the 2023 World Cup points table, having accumulated 8 points from 7 matches. However, the team has encountered a setback with three consecutive losses and is slated to face Pakistan in Bengaluru on November 4th.
New Zealand Coach Announces Kyle Jamieson, Will Replace Matt Henry Due To Torn Hamstring
In a press release, New Zealand officially confirmed the player’s injury and announced that they had appointed all-rounder Kyle Jamieson as his replacement. The press release announced that they have terminated Matt Henry’s participation in the ICC Cricket World Cup in India due to a torn right hamstring and named Kyle Jamieson as his replacement.
Henry sustained the injury during Wednesday’s match against South Africa in Pune, and an MRI scan confirmed a grade two lower tear, which will necessitate at least two to four weeks for recovery. Coach Gary Stead expressed his thoughts about the situation, acknowledging the significant loss in the tournament’s crucial stages.
Matt has played a vital role in our One Day side for an extended period, and it’s disheartening to see him ruled out as we approach the decisive phase of this tournament.
Stead further emphasised Henry’s exceptional talent and skills, as he has consistently ranked among the ICC’s top 10 ODI bowlers over the past few years, he praised Henry’s contributions as a valuable team player and highlighted that the team will miss both his personality and extensive experience.