ENG vs NZ: New Zealand All-rounder Colin de Grandhomme Ruled Out Of England Tour With Heel Injury

Colin de Grandhomme, New Zealand
Colin de Grandhomme [Image-Getty]

New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme will be unavailable for the rest of the England tour after an MRI examination uncovered a tear in his right plantar fascia (heel). 

Michael Bracewell, who was prior gotten as a cover for Henry Nicholls, has been added to the team as a replacement. 

Colin De Grandhomme To Be Replaced By Michael Bracewell: Gary Stead

Colin de Grandhomme, New Zealand
Colin de Grandhomme [Image-Getty]
De Grandhomme, who might require “10-12 weeks to recover” as per head coach Gary Stead, harmed his heel bowling in the second session on Day 3 of the Lord’s Test and was accordingly managed out of the Test match, which New Zealand proceeded to lose by five wickets on the fourth day’s morning. 

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

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

“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.”  

The second Test against England begins on Friday (June 10) at Trent Bridge. 

England Edge Past New Zealand In First Test

England vs New Zealand 1st Test (Image Credits: Twitter)
England vs New Zealand 1st Test (Image Credits: Twitter)

The first Test match between England and New Zealand was won by England by 5 wickets at Lords on Sunday.  

The match had a ton of exciting bends in the road as it advanced at a high speed. NZ was excused for 132 in their first innings in the wake of choosing to bat first. They pawed their direction back into the challenge, excusing England for only 141 runs. NZ, then again, was placed on the back foot again as they lost four fast wickets in their subsequent innings. 

Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell offered in excess of 190 runs for the sixth wicket, bringing New Zealand back into the game. 

Joe Root
Joe Root. Image Credits: Twitter

Nonetheless, England fought their way back into the game by bowling out New Zealand for under 300 runs. In the fourth innings, New Zealand seamers worked effectively of excusing four of England’s top order batters, yet Ben Stokes and Joe Root balanced out the innings.

Later a century stand between Root and Ben Foakes finished the game for England. Root hit a fabulous hundred and crossed the landmark of 10,000 Test runs in his career. 

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