Tim Southee went through surgery, and will now fly to India to take part in the ODI World Cup 2023.
New Zealand leader Tim Southee will be joining New Zealand’s forthcoming ODI World Cup team as the player continues to recover after surgery for his fractured right thumb. Southee repositioned the cutlet while trying a catch during New Zealand’s fourth and final ODI against England at Lord’s before this month. He latterly went through surgery, and will now fly to India to take part in the ODI World Cup 2023.
Still, it’ll mark Southee’s fourth ODI World Cup appearance having been part of it in 2011, 2015 and 2019, If the 34- time-old manages to recover in time.
Fast bowler Kyle Jamieson will also link up with the New Zealand team as well. He’s not a part of the 15- member World Cup unit, officially, and thus won’t be available to take part in any of the warm-up matches.
“Tim Southee’s been cleared to join the BLACKCAPS in India latterly this week as he continues to progress his recovery from surgery on his fractured right thumb. As a contingency, pace- bowler Kyle Jamieson will also join the World Cup team in India this week to train,” New Zealand said in a statement.
The Kiwis formerly have injury enterprises with their captain Kane Williamson recovering from a ruptured ACL that he suffered in last season’s Indian Premier League( IPL). While he has been included in the New Zealand World Cup team, it remains to be seen whether he’s fit enough to line up with the platoon when the event gets underway.
The alternate group of Kiwi players and support staff are set to depart to India from Christchurch on Wednesday, while a many players will join the team from Bangladesh.
New Zealand will play two warm-up matches against Pakistan on September 29 in Hyderabad and South Africa on October 2 in Thiruvananthapuram.
New Zealand will start their ODI World Cup 2023 trip against England in the initial game of the event on October 5 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Tim Southee will be part of New Zealand’s team at coming month’s World Cup after progressing in his recovery from a thumb injury, the country’s justice board (NZC) said on Tuesday, adding that Kyle Jamieson would travel to India as a “ contingency ”.
Fast bowler Southee repositioned and fractured his thumb trying to take a catch in a one- day transnational against England before this month. He’d surgery on Thursday.
New Zealand will face defending champion England in their opening game at the 50- overs World Cup in India.
“Tim Southee’s been cleared to join the Black Caps in India latterly this week as he continues to progress his recovery from surgery on his fractured right thumb, ” NZC said in a statement.
“The 34- time-old elderly paceman will depart to the ICC Justice World Cup on Saturday with an end of being available for the Black Caps opening game of the event against England.
“As a contingency, pace- bowler Kyle Jamieson will also join the World Cup team in India this week to train. Jamieson won’t officially be part of the World Cup team and thus not available to play in any of the warm-up matches. ”
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