New Zealand lose de Grandhomme for remainder of England collection

After the 35-year-old bowled solely 3.5 overs in England’s second innings within the first Check, a scan revealed a tear to his proper heel.

FILE: New Zealand’s Colin de Grandhomme celebrates reaching his century (100 runs) on day three of the second cricket Check match between New Zealand and South Africa at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on 27 February 2022. Image: Sanka Vidanagama/AFP

LONDON – All-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has been dominated out of the rest of New Zealand’s Check collection towards England with a heel harm, the Black Caps stated on Monday.

After the 35-year-old bowled solely 3.5 overs in England’s second innings within the first Check, a scan revealed a tear to his proper heel.

New Zealand misplaced the Check at Lord’s by 5 wickets on Sunday to go 1-0 down within the three-match collection.

Coach Gary Stead stated de Grandhomme would wish 10 to 12 weeks to get better.

“It is an actual disgrace for Colin to undergo this harm so early within the collection,” stated Stead.

“He is a large a part of our Check facet and we’ll actually miss him.”

De Grandhomme will probably be changed within the squad by Michael Bracewell, 31, who was already with the squad for the primary Check as cowl for Henry Nichols.

“It is nice to have the ability to name on somebody like Michael who’s been with the squad for the previous month and is match prepared.”

Bracewell, the nephew of former New Zealand Check gamers Brendan and John Bracewell, performed three one-day internationals towards the Netherlands earlier this yr however has but to make his Check debut.

The second Check within the three-match collection begins at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Friday.

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