New Zealand cricket team has got big blow ahead of tomorrow’ big semi-final of 2015 world cup as their one of the prime bowlers Adam Milne has been ruled out from the tournament. Milne has got heel injury which leads him to leave the competition and opens the door for Matt Henry from nowhere to world cup semi-final.
International Cricket Council has approved Milne’s replacement in the New Zealand squad and now Matt Henry will be a part of Blackcaps in remaining knockout games. Adam Milne went for MRI Scan on Sunday and it was found that he wouldn’t be able to play cricket for next few days. This led team management to select new bowler for rest of the ICC world cup 2015.
Captain Brendon McCullum said, “We probably need to have another look at the wicket tomorrow, look at the overhead conditions, as well, and try and factor all those things in. But I think you’ve seen the way we’ve operated with Adam in that third seamer role has worked quite well for us coming in after our two opening bowlers swinging the ball; the role that he’s been able to play has been very good.”
“Matt is one of those guys who now if he does get brought in, then he has the opportunity to come out there and perform, and we’ll back him immensely, just as the guys who have been sitting on the sidelines.”
New Zealand to face South Africa in the first semi-final of 2015 world cup tomorrow at Eden park in Auckland.