Before the ICC World Cup 2023, bad news has emerged for the New Zealand team. The team's experienced fast bowler Tim Southee has been badly injured in the fourth ODI match played against England. Now it seems difficult to say whether Saudi will be fit till the World Cup or not. Several puzzles could be suitable for ICC World Cup 2023
The bone of the thumb of Tim Southee's right hand is broken, due to which he was seen in great pain on the field itself. Saudi suffered this injury while catching Joe Root in the 14th over of England's innings. New Zealand's star bowler had to leave the field and could not get on the ground again. Saudi did not come to bat. Tim Southee's injury has increased the tension of the New Zealand team. If Saudi is out of World Cup 2023, it will be a big blow for the Kiwi team.
In the last ODI match of the series, New Zealand had to face a crushing defeat at the hands of England. England batted first and scored 311 runs on the score board, losing 9 wickets in 50 overs. On behalf of the team, David Malan batted brilliantly and played a century. At the same time, captain Jos Buttler contributed 36 runs. In response to the target of 312 runs set by the English team, the entire New Zealand team was all out after scoring only 211 runs.