New Zealand face struggle to put together 11 fit players for final T20I vs Sri Lanka

New Zealand face struggle to put together 11 fit players for final T20I vs Sri Lanka

first_img Next New Zealand face struggle to put together 11 fit players for final T20I vs Sri LankaNew Zealand vs Sri Lanka T20I series: New Zealand’s 14-man squad has been reduced to just 10 fit players. With the last match to be scheduled on Friday, the players have little time heal.advertisement India Today Web Desk KandySeptember 4, 2019UPDATED: September 4, 2019 17:11 IST New Zealand will face Sri Lanka for the final T20I on Friday. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFour of New Zealand players have suffered injuries as they play Sri Lanka in T20I seriesLockie Ferguson, Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill and Tom Bruce have suffered injuriesNew Zealand now struggling to ready 11 fit players for the last T20IThough New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in the second Twenty20 to pocket the three-match series, the tourists now face a stiff challenge ahead of the final T20I. After several of players suffered injuries, New Zealand are struggling to ready 11 fit players for the last match of the series.The injury bug first stung fast bowler Lockie Ferguson who resultantly got ruled out of the T20 series. Ferguson sustained a minor thumb fracture at a training session ahead of the first game.Ross Taylor also got ruled out of the second match with a hip injury, but the middle-order batsman has been declared available for selection. During the second T20I at Pallekele, Martin Guptill left the field with a strained stomach muscle and did not come out to bat.The injury woes for New Zealand further accelerated when Tom Bruce, who hit a half-century in to guide his side home in the second match, picked up a knee problem during the course of his knock and is being monitored now.With all these injuries, New Zealand’s 14-man squad has been reduced to just 10 fit players. With the last match to be scheduled on Friday, the players have little time heal. @kylemills79 warming up in the comm box after a couple of injury scares tonight! Mills and @Sdoull on standby for T20 #3 #SLvNZ pic.twitter.com/239riAl4fd BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 3, 2019Seeing the situation of a troubled New Zealand, the side’s former cricketer Kyle Mills mockingly showed he was getting ready for the last match with a little warm-up in the commentary.advertisementOn Tuesday, Colin de Grandhomme and Tom Bruce scored half-centuries and shared a 109-run partnership for the fourth wicket Tuesday to help New Zealand to a tense four-wicket win over Sri Lanka to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga elected to bat first after winning the toss and his team scored a competitive 161-9 in 20 overs, but New Zealand chased it down with two balls to spare in a tense final over.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Sri Lanka vs New ZealandFollow Tim SoutheeFollow Ross TaylorFollow Lockie Fergusonlast_img

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