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Kyle Jamieson to miss last Test in England with ‘stress-reaction’ in lower back

Kyle Jamieson, the New Zealand tempo bowler, is ready to return residence with a stress-reaction in his decrease again, that means he’ll miss subsequent week’s third and last Check at Headingley.

MRI scans revealed the extent of his harm after Jamieson pulled up mid-over experiencing sharp ache in his decrease again on the third night of the second Check, which England gained by 5 wickets in an exciting last session at Trent Bridge on Tuesday.

Jamison didn’t return to the sector till the fifth morning after being handed match to bat, coming into New Zealand’s second innings at No.10 however exiting for a six-ball duck after he was caught behind off Stuart Broad. Unable to bowl, nonetheless, New Zealand felt his absence as England chased down a goal of 299, because of Jonny Bairstow’s onslaught wherein he scored 136 off simply 92 balls and Ben Stokes’ unbeaten 75 off 70 to take an unassailable 2-0 sequence lead.

It’s anticipated that Jamieson, who was the decide of New Zealand’s bowlers throughout their five-wicket defeat within the first Check at Lord’s, will want 4 to 6 weeks’ relaxation earlier than starting a rehabilitation program concentrating on a possible return to play in September or October.

Tempo bowler Blair Tickner, who was with the Check aspect in England for his or her early tour video games, was referred to as into the squad as Jamieson’s alternative and can arrive within the UK forward of the third Check. New Zealand even have Neil Wagner of their squad who’s but to function within the sequence.
In the meantime, Tickner’s home teammate, Dane Cleaver, obtained his maiden Check call-up as a alternative for wicketkeeper Cam Fletcher who was additionally dominated out of the tour with a grade-two right-hamstring pressure, sustained whereas fielding as an alternative on day 4 of the second Check. Cleaver will want six to eight weeks to get well.

“It is all the time unhappy to see gamers compelled to depart a tour early with harm,” Gary Stead, the New Zealand coach, stated. “Kyle had performed such a giant function within the first Check at Lord’s and I understand how disenchanted he was to have had his involvement within the second Check curtailed.

“He is clearly an enormous asset for us and we’ll be ensuring we’re affected person together with his restoration to make sure he returns absolutely match with loads extra vital cricket nonetheless to return later this yr.”

Jamieson’s harm deepened a luckless run for the vacationers, who have been additionally with out captain Kane Williamson after he examined optimistic for Covid-19 on the eve of the second Check.

Jamieson has missed solely one of many 17 Assessments New Zealand have performed since his debut, not noted as a part of his workload administration throughout their victory over England at Edgbaston final yr. After taking six wickets at Lord’s final week he rose to No.3 within the ICC males’s Check bowling rankings.

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