5 players of the same team are injured, now the backup of the star player is announced

World Cup 2023: Injuries remain a problem for many teams in the ODI World Cup 2023 being played in India. India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the series due to injury. Not one, not two but five players of New Zealand, who were runners-up in the last two World Cups, have been injured. Team captain Kane Williamson is already out. At the same time, now their bowling lineup has become weak due to the injury of another star player. However, another bowler has been called for backup. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was the first one out. After that, Mark Chapman also had ring surgery.

Which players were injured?

Williamson has also suffered a fracture in his thumb. Apart from these two, fast bowler Lockie Ferguson is also struggling due to injury. Jimmy Neesham and Matt Henry were injured in the match against South Africa. Both of them are in great form and now the injury of one of them has increased the concern of the team. While Neesham’s injury was deemed not serious after scans, Kyle Jamieson has been called up as a backup in place of Henry. Five players have been injured so far.

At the same time, the danger of New Zealand getting out is also looming over New Zealand. Pakistan will benefit from this. New Zealand’s next match will be against Pakistan on November 4. If Pakistan wins that match then the Kiwi team will be in danger. If New Zealand beats Pakistan, they will qualify for the semi-finals. If Pakistan wins the remaining two matches, while New Zealand loses to Pakistan and wins against Sri Lanka, then both the teams will have 10 points each and in this case the net run rate will come into play.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Will Young, Glenn Phillips (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville, Ajaz Patel, Mitchell Santner and Rachin Ravindra.

Backup for injured players: Kane Williamson (backup-Blundell), Matt Henry (backup-Jamieson).