This dangerous bowler was included in the New Zealand team before the match against Pakistan

New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson has joined the team ahead of the match against Pakistan in the World Cup 2023. Jamieson has been included in the team as cover. Fast bowler Matt Henry, in particular, is awaiting the results of a scan on his right hamstring and Lockie Ferguson is recovering from a right Achilles injury. Jamieson was with the New Zealand team in India earlier in the tournament as cover for Tim Southee. New Zealand Cricket said he would reach Bengaluru late Thursday night ahead of Saturday’s crucial match against 1992 champions Pakistan.

Head coach Gary Stead said that the seriousness of Matt’s injury, coupled with the short-term change against Pakistan, meant we could not afford to be the bowler for Saturday. Matt has been a world-class performer for us in ODI cricket for the last two World Cup cycles, so we’ve got our hopes up for the scan results today.

Henry suffered a muscle injury in his right leg during New Zealand’s 190-run defeat to South Africa at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Wednesday. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI scan on Thursday to ascertain the severity of his right hamstring injury.

Kyle is on his way and we look forward to welcoming him to the group. He will probably train with us on Friday with a view to being available for Saturday’s match. “Kyle was able to train with us for two full weeks in the first tournament and has played Plunket Shield matches since then. So we’re confident he’ll be able to hit the ground running.