Current runner-up New Zealand pacer Matt Henry has been ruled out of the World Cup 2023. Kyle Jamieson has been included in the team in place of Henry. New Zealand Cricket Board gave this information by tweeting on Friday.
The Board tweeted, the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 has approved the change. Jamieson reached Bengaluru late on Thursday night ahead of Saturday's match against Pakistan.
Henry was injured while bowling against South Africa on 1 November. The fast bowler suffered a hamstring strain after the third ball of the 27th over of South Africa's innings. After this he went out of the field. The 27th over was completed by Jimmy Neesham.
Kane Williamson, Lockie Ferguson and Mark Chapman are also out of the team due to injury. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was injured in the match against Bangladesh on 13 October. His thumb was fractured. Due to injury, he also could not play the last four matches. Tom Latham is captaining in his place. However, it is a matter of relief that he has started batting practice in the nets for the last few days.
The New Zealand team had made a great start in the World Cup. The team won the first four matches consecutively. But, he had to face defeat in the last three matches. The team is at fourth position in the points table with 8 points from seven matches with four wins and three losses. There are still two matches left in New Zealand's league stage. He has to play against Pakistan on 4th November and Sri Lanka on 9th November.