England cricket team has suffered a major blow as their right arm fast bowler, Liam Plunkett has been ruled out of New Zealand tour.
The 32-year-old fast bowler Plunkett suffered a grade-one tear in his left hamstring during the ODI series against Australia.
However, he did not take any notice of the injury with a hope of playing in the Trans-Tasman Tri-series. He then missed out the first two T20I’s against Australia.
Pertinently, Plunkett featured in the match against New Zealand which England lost by 12 runs.
It was in this T20 match that the Yorkshire-based cricketer aggravated his injury. The medical staff has taken a decision on his participation in the remainder of the tour.
Liam Plunkett will miss the remainder of the T20 series and the five ODIs against the Black Caps.
A statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board read as, “Liam Plunkett will miss the remainder of the T20 series and England’s ODI series against New Zealand after suffering a minor recurrence of his Grade 1 left hamstring tear during the last IT20. An MRI scan today [Friday] confirmed a minor hamstring strain and this will not recover in time to take part in the ODI series. A replacement for the ODI squad will be announced in the upcoming days.”
England’s captain Eoin Morgan was earlier ruled out of the last two T20Is, England team played. However, he is expected to return to the side for the clash against New Zealand on Sunday at the Seddon Park.
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