Henry doubtful for West Indies series
New Zealand will return to international cricket with a series against the West Indies next month. But they have received bad news before the much-awaited series. The Kiwis may not get their one of the best pacer Matt Henry in that series due to injury.
28-year old right-arm pacer Henry, broke his thumb while training for Plunkett Shield team Canterbury. While batting in the net, the ball hit on the thumb of his right hand. As a result, there have been raising much doubts as to whether Henry will recover in time.
“Matt was unfortunately struck on the tip of the right thumb while batting in the nets,” Canterbury physio Tim Dovbysh said.
“Matt got an X-ray [done] immediately after training which confirmed the fracture. He’ll need a temporary rest from bowling but will still add value to the team at training and will start bowling when able.”
According to a Canterbury physio, it will take Henry at least four to six weeks to fully recover. Which means he will not be able to play at least the first match against the West Indies at home. The Caribbean tour of Kiwi will start on November 27 with a T20 match at Eden Park.
West Indies will play three T20s and two Tests on New Zealand soil during the tour. After that, New Zealand will play three T20s and two Tests at home against Pakistan.