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
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.
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.
Injury update: Liam Plunkett will miss the the remainder of the IT20 Tri-Series as well as England’s ODI Series against New Zealand following a minor recurrence of a left hamstring tear during our latest T20. pic.twitter.com/3urdYBGk4S— England Cricket (@englandcricket) February 16, 2018
First Published: Feb 16, 2018 16:40 IST