New Zealand

A key bowler for New Zealand is expected to be fit for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2023.

In the ongoing ODI series between New Zealand and England, all-rounder Mitchell Santner for the Black Caps suffered an injury. He injured his knee during the second ODI at the Ageas Bowl and was unable to participate in the following match.

The lack of a full-time spinner became an issue for New Zealand because Ish Sodhi is taking a break before the Cricket World Cup. The other alternatives, Glenn Phillips (8 overs for 57 runs with a wicket) and Rachin Ravindra (2 overs for 28 runs without a wicket), both struggled in the third game.

Gary Stead, the head coach of New Zealand, is nonetheless optimistic about Santner’s availability.

 Mitch got a complete knee scan after landing on it during the previous Ageas Bowl game, according to Stead. “It has returned favourably, which is wonderful for us. He still has some edoema around the knee, which they believe to be a joint issue. There is nothing more to say.

Although Santner’s absence is troubling, Stead was pleased to see Trent Boult back. In his two games on this tour, the left-arm fast bowler has eight wickets to his credit.

Trent’s return is wonderful since he gives us a lot of energy and skill at the top of the order. He has defeated England in the two games he has played, displaying his abilities as a player of the highest calibre.

In the four-match ODI series versus New Zealand, England is ahead 2-1. On September 15, the fourth ODI between the teams will take place at Lord’s.


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