ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Matt Henry ruled out of the tournament; Replacement approved
New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry has been ruled out of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
In another blow to New Zealand in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, their fast bowler Matt Henry has been ruled out of the tournament with hamstring injury. Henry sustained a hamstring injury in Kiwis’ last match against South Africa in Pune.
New Zealand are currently dealing with multiple injury concerns in their squad. It all started at first with Kane Williamson injuring his thumb against Bangladesh on his comeback. Then fast bowler Lockie Ferguson suffered Achilles heel injury, all-rounder Mark Chapman suffered calf strain and at the last, Matt Henry suffered a hamstring injury, ruling him out of the tournament. This has left New Zealand only 11 fit players in their squad, hence they have named a replacement for Henry.
Matt Henry’s replacement announced:
The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has approved Kyle Jamieson as a replacement for Matt Henry in the New Zealand squad.
Jamieson, who has played 13 ODIs, was named as a replacement after Henry was ruled out due to a right hamstring injury sustained during Wednesday’s match against South Africa in Pune.
The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the player can be officially added to the squad.
The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 consists of Wasim Khan (ICC General Manager – Cricket and ETC Chair), Chris Tetley (ICC Head of Events), Hemang Amin (Acting CEO – BCCI), Gaurav Saxena (General Manager – Operations, BCCI), Russel Arnold and Simon Doull (Independent Representatives).