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New Zealand Lose Colin De Grandhomme For Relaxation Of England Sequence | Cricket Information


File picture of Colin de Grandhomme.© AFP

All-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has been dominated out of the rest of New Zealand’s Check collection in opposition to England with a heel damage, the Black Caps mentioned on Monday. After the 35-year-old bowled solely 3.5 overs in England’s second innings within the first Check, a scan revealed a tear to his proper heel. New Zealand misplaced the Check at Lord’s by 5 wickets on Sunday to go 1-Zero down within the three-match collection.

Coach Gary Stead mentioned de Grandhomme would want 10 to 12 weeks to get better.

“It’s a real shame for Colin to suffer this injury so early in the series,” mentioned Stead.

“He’s a massive part of our Test side and we’ll certainly miss him.”

De Grandhomme can be changed within the squad by Michael Bracewell, 31, who was already with the squad for the primary Check as cowl for Henry Nichols.

“It’s great to be able to call on someone like Michael who’s been with the squad for the past month and is match ready.”

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Bracewell, the nephew of former New Zealand Check gamers Brendan and John Bracewell, performed three one-day internationals in opposition to Netherlands earlier this 12 months however has but to make his Check debut.

The second Check within the three-match collection begins at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Friday.

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