New Zealand have been handled one more blow forward of the World Cup as their star all-rounder Michael Bracewell has been dominated out of the mega occasion. He sustained a ruptured achilles harm whereas enjoying within the T20 Blast and is about to be sidelined for six to eight months. The Kiwis are already set to overlook their talismanic skipper Kane Williamson who received injured within the Indian Premier League (IPL) whereas enjoying for Gujarat Titans.
Coming again to Bracewell, the all-rounder will bear surgical procedure in UK on Thursday (June 15) after which will start a prolonged rehabilitation which will certainly hold him out of World Cup this 12 months. This can be a big blow for New Zealand as their ODI Participant of the 12 months is about to overlook the World Cup. “Firstly, you always feel for the player when injury strikes and especially when it means they will have to miss a world event,” New Zealand head coach Gary Stead mentioned.
Bracewell made his ODI debut final 12 months in March and has performed in 19 ODIs thus far scoring 510 runs at a strike-rate of 118.6 with two centuries to his identify. The person has already performed a number of influence knocks for his aspect batting down the order and has additionally picked up 15 wickets. One among his memorable innings got here in opposition to India on their final tour to the nation when he scored 140 off simply 78 deliveries whereas chasing 350 runs in Hyderabad earlier this 12 months.
“Michael’s a great team man and has had a fantastic 15 months for New Zealand since his international debut. We’ve seen his exceptional skills in all three facets of the game and he was shaping as an important player for us at the world cup in India. Michael’s naturally pretty disappointed, but also pragmatic in acknowledging that injuries are a part of sport and he’s now turning his focus to his rehabilitation,” Stead additional added.
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