New Zealand has added cover to its squad for the Cricket World Cup following injury concerns to two of its players. All-rounder Matt Henry has suffered a right hamstring injury, while paceman Lockie Ferguson is still recovering from an Achilles injury.
Kyle Jamieson called up
New Zealand has called up paceman Kyle Jamieson as cover for Henry and Ferguson. Jamieson has been in good form in recent months, and he will be hoping to make an impact in the World Cup.
Jamieson was previously with the squad as cover for Tim Southee earlier in the tournament, but he was released after Southee recovered from his own injury. However, with Henry now ruled out, Jamieson has been recalled to the squad.
Jamieson is a tall, right-arm fast bowler who has made a big impression since his international debut in 2020. He has taken 43 wickets in 15 Tests, and 31 wickets in 18 ODIs.
New Zealand’s bowling options
New Zealand have a number of bowling options at their disposal, including Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, and Michael Bracewell. However, Jamieson’s inclusion will give them additional depth, and will be particularly useful if Ferguson is unable to recover from his Achilles injury in time for the World Cup.
New Zealand’s injury woes
New Zealand’s injury woes are a major concern for the team. The team is already without the services of star batsman Kane Williamson, who is recovering from a broken thumb.
Henry suffered a right hamstring injury during Wednesday’s match against South Africa. The severity of the injury is not yet known, but he is likely to be out of action for at least a few weeks.
New Zealand will be hoping that Henry and Ferguson can recover in time for the World Cup. However, the team is in good hands with Jamieson as cover. Jamieson is a talented bowler, and he will be looking to make the most of his opportunity in the World Cup.