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Liam Plunkett to miss England’s ODI series against New Zealand due to injury

Liam Plunkett suffered a minor recurrence of a left hamstring tear which will rule him out of England’s upcoming ODI series against New Zealand.

cricket Updated: Feb 16, 2018 16:40 IST
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Liam Plunkett was ruled out of England’s ODI series against New Zealand due to a hamstring injury.(REUTERS)

England bowler Liam Plunkett will miss the rest of the Twenty20 international tri-series and his side’s one-day series in New Zealand due to a hamstring injury.

The 32-year-old suffered a minor recurrence of a left hamstring tear in Tuesday’s 12-run defeat to New Zealand, England’s third loss from three matches in the tri-series with the Black Caps and Australia.Plunkett had sat out the previous clashes due to the injury.

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He will nowmiss the tourists’ final T20 international with New Zealand on Sunday, withEngland requiringa big win to reach the final, as well asthe one-day series, which starts on February 25.

Durham team-mate Ben Stokes, who pleaded not guilty to a charge of affray on Tuesday, could return return to the side for theODIsagainst New Zealand after flying out this week.

First Published: Feb 16, 2018 16:40 IST