Kyle Jamieson has been called to the New Zealand team for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 to replace Matt Henry. The Event Technical Committee chose Jamieson, who has played 13 ODIs for the Black Caps, after Henry was ruled out due to a right hamstring injury he suffered during Wednesday’s defeat against South Africa in Pune.
Lockie Ferguson, a fast bowler, is also out because of an Achilles injury he suffered during New Zealand’s previous tournament encounter against Australia. Gary Stead, the coach of New Zealand, stated that replacing the injured pair with cover was the only alternative.
Jamieson is scheduled to work out with the team on Friday after arriving in Bengaluru late on Thursday. The 28-year-old had back surgery in February, and earlier in the competition, he served as a training cover for the team in India.
According to Stead, Jamieson is prepared to play in Saturday’s crucial match against Pakistan if needed. “We’re lucky to have a player in Kyle’s caliber waiting in the wings,” Stead remarked.
He is always dangerous with the ball due to his skills and physical characteristics, and it’s a bonus that he was able to practice with us during the first two weeks of the competition. “Kyle’s eager to play in his first ODI World Cup; I know he’s had to work hard to recover from two separate back injuries.”