Lauren Down ruled out of World Cup with thumb fracture, uncapped Georgia Plimmer named replacement


Auckland seamer Molly Penfold will even be part of the facet as a travelling reserve

New Zealand Girls batter Lauren Down has been dominated out of the upcoming ODI World Cup with a thumb fracture. She shall be changed by the uncapped Georgia Plimmer.
Down had injured her proper thumb whereas taking Shafali Verma’s catch throughout the fifth ODI towards India. Subsequent scans revealed a fracture.
“Fairly merely, all the squad is completely gutted for Lauren.” New Zealand head coach Bob Carter stated. “She’s a extremely popular member of the group and it is honest to say the workforce had been fairly emotional after we obtained the information she was out of the match.”

Down has performed 22 ODIs, scoring 352 runs at a mean of 17.60. She was in good contact throughout the India sequence and was named Participant of the Match for her unbeaten 64 off simply 52 balls, which helped New Zealand chase down 280 within the third ODI.

“You noticed the affect Lauren had within the current sequence towards India; she performed some actually mature innings within the center order and her fielding was at an distinctive commonplace,” Carter stated.

Plimmer, 18, is but to symbolize New Zealand in any format. Within the ongoing home one-day competitors, taking part in for Wellington, she has scored 95 runs in 4 innings at a mean of 23.75.
Auckland seamer Molly Penfold will even be part of the facet as a travelling reserve. Each Plimmer and Penfold will endure the mandatory five-day “bridging in” isolation interval earlier than formally becoming a member of the squad.

The New Zealand workforce arrived in Christchurch on Friday in preparation for his or her warm-up matches on February 27 and March 1 towards Pakistan and Australia respectively.

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