Matt Henry to replace injured Tim Southee for India Test series

Tim Southee suffered an ankle injury in training.

By: AP | Wellington,new Zealand | Published:September 17, 2016 1:46 pm
tim southee, india vs new zealand, new zealand, tim southee replacement, matt henry, new zealand bowlers, new zealand tim southee, new zealand injuries, new zealand southee injury, cricket news Fast bowler Matt Henry will replace Tim Southee fot the three match Test series in India. Reuters image

Fast bowler Matt Henry has been called into the New Zealand cricket team for its three-test series against India as a replacement for the injured Tim Southee.

Southee suffered an ankle injury in training and will return to New Zealand for treatment, though he is expected to be available for the one-day series which will follow the test matches.

Coach Mike Hesson said “the focus now is for Tim to give his ankle seven to 10 days rest before slowly building his bowling loads back up ahead of the ODI series. We’ve got a replacement who is ready to go in Matt Henry and he’ll join the team before the start of the first test.”

“Tim has been working hard in preparation for this tour, so he’s understandably very disappointed to be ruled out of all three Tests,” said coach Mike Hesson. “The focus now is for Tim to give his ankle 7-10 days rest, before slowly building his bowling loads back up ahead of the ODI series.

“We’ve got a replacement who is ready to go in Matt Henry and he’ll join the team before the start of the first Test,” he added. New Zealand is currently playing Mumbai in a warm-up match.