Ben Sears replaces injured Matt Henry in squad for West Indies ODIs

New Zealand quick bowler Matt Henry has been dominated out of the ODI leg of the continued West Indies tour with a rib harm. Ben Sears has been named as his substitute.

Henry first skilled ache in his left facet throughout coaching final week, in accordance with an NZC launch, and his situation hadn’t improved since then, prompting the choice to interchange him. He was not a part of the New Zealand taking part in XI for the primary two T20Is in opposition to West Indies, each of which the guests gained to clinch the collection, with the third and last sport scheduled for Sunday. Henry featured in three ODIs in opposition to Eire in July and picked up 4 wickets, after which he was launched from the squad to play for Kent in county cricket.

Head coach Gary Stead prompt that the harm was not “overly severe”, and that New Zealand made the choice to interchange him as a precaution.

“It is a disgrace for Matt to need to return residence at this level of the tour,” Stead stated. “Though the harm shouldn’t be overly severe, we felt there was a major danger it will turn into worse via taking part in.

“With the upcoming ODI collection beginning on Wednesday and consisting of three video games over 5 days, we noticed it as prudent to usher in a completely match substitute.”

Sears has performed six T20Is however is but to make his ODI debut. He’s the newest in a line of New Zealand quicks who can hit speeds north of 140kph and Stead believes “he’s prepared if known as upon” throughout the ODIs.

“At 24 years previous he is an thrilling younger prospect and we just like the tempo and expertise he possesses,” he stated. “Matt is on his approach residence as we communicate and can start his rehabilitation instantly with an eye fixed to being prepared for the ODI collection in Australia in early September.”

New Zealand picked a full-strength squad for his or her white-ball tour of the West Indies, with as many as six senior gamers together with captain Kane Williamson returning after being rested for the tour of Europe.

Sears is anticipated to reach in Jamaica on Sunday and can fly with the squad to Barbados on Monday. The three-match ODI collection in opposition to West Indies begins on August 17 in Bridgetown.

After returning residence following the third ODI on August 21, New Zealand will depart for Australia on September 2 for 3 ODIs to be performed from September 6 to 11.

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