New Zealand’s Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme ruled out of second Test against England
Colin de Grandhomme and new Zealand’s Trent Boult have Now Been ruled from the next Test against England Because of injury.
Just one was bowled by boult over on the last day of the first Test in Mount Maunganui due to a knee injury, and an MRI scan has confirmed the bowler has strained one of those nerves his ribs on his facet.
While fielding in the first Test, which New Zealand won by an innings and 65 runs to have a 1-0 lead in the two-match string de Grandhomme, meanwhile, continuing a tear.
New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jurgensen has verified both players will miss the second Test, which begins on Thursday in Hamilton.
“The reports that we’ve literally only received in the past couple of hours is it’s great as what it could be and hopefully they will not be out for too long, but certainly not available for this Test,” explained Jurgensen.
Uncapped Northern Districts all-rounder Daryl Mitchell was called up as cover for De Grandhomme, whereas Lockie Ferguson and Todd Astle return after being released to play in the Ford Trophy – New Zealand’s domestic one-day contest.
“it is a really fantastic opportunity for Daryl if he’s selected for this Test to perform a similar role. I certainly think he’s got the capacity to do exactly what Colin’s managed to do in recent times,” added Jurgensen.
Jurgensen is hopeful Boult and De Grandhomme will be available for the forthcoming Test series in Australia, which begins on December 12 in Perth of New Zealand.
“There is still lots of time to go before that first Test,” he said.
“We want them to be on the plane to Perth so we’ll surely be working towards that and the first plans at this stage is truly only rest and rehab.”