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Ahead of World Cup semi-final, Matt Henry replaces injured Adam Milne in New Zealand squad

Henry has played eight ODIs and two T20 internationals for New Zealand.

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New Zealand pacer Matt Henry practices in the nets ahead of the semi final clash against South Africa. (Source: AP)

The ICC on Monday approved Matt Henry as a replacement player for injured fast bowler Adam Milne in the New Zealand squad for the knockout stage of the cricket World Cup.(Full Coverage| Venues | Fixtures)

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The Event Technical Committee of the tournament approved the replacement.

Milne felt discomfort in his left heel following the quarter-final against the West Indies on Sunday and subsequently underwent an MRI scan on Sunday afternoon.

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The results showed significant swelling around the region rendering him unfit to play any further part in the tournament.

Henry, the 23-year-old Christchurch born fast bowler, has played eight ODIs and two T20 internationals for New Zealand to date.

Any injury or illness-based replacement requires a written submission to the Event Technical Committee along with a diagnosis from a medical practitioner as to the extent of the injury or illness.

Once replaced, a player may not return to the squad save as an approved subsequent replacement for another injured or ill player.

New Zealand will take on South Africa in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Eden Park on Tuesday.