Colin de Grandhomme additionally missed the Test sequence in opposition to West Indies.© Instagram
New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has been dominated out of the upcoming Test sequence in opposition to Pakistan with a foot harm. New Zealand will face off in opposition to Pakistan in ICC World Test Championship fixtures slated to start from December 26 in Mount Maunganui after the conclusion of the T20I sequence. De Grandhomme had additionally missed the not too long ago concluded Test sequence in opposition to the West Indies. New Zealand coach Gary Stead confirmed his absence and stated the all-rounder had a bone stress response in his proper foot and would not be prepared for both the Boxing Day Test or the second Test in Christchurch.
“We haven’t been able to get him up to running stage and ultimately bowling as well. He’s looking like, hopefully, a mid-January return to play in the Super Smash,” Stead stated in a video posted on the New Zealand cricket crew’s official Twitter deal with.
Fast bowler Lockie Ferguson can also be more likely to miss the Pakistan sequence as coach and medical employees await outcomes of scans. After his heroics within the T20I sequence in opposition to the West Indies, Ferguson had reported again ache and scans had revealed a bone stress harm of his lumbar backbone.
“He’s had some scans with his back and we intend on getting those results today, meeting with him tomorrow and we’ll give an update after that once we’ve had the chance to speak to Lockie,” stated Stead.
Meanwhile, the look ahead to skipper Kane Williamson, who had missed the second Test in opposition to West Indies, to return to the set-up continues.
“There’s no update on baby news so we’ll let them carry on as is, but the plan still is at this stage that he will join the team for T20s two and three,” Stead stated.
The first T20I between New Zealand and Pakistan can be performed in Auckland on Friday.
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