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New Zealand assured of Mitchell Santner’s health for ODI World Cup

Mitchell Santner is anticipated to be match and out there for the beginning of the World Cup after scans cleared him of great injury to his knee.

Santner jarred his knee whereas fielding throughout New Zealand’s defeat to England on the Ageas Bowl on Sunday and didn’t characteristic in the third ODI at The Oval on Wednesday in consequence.

New Zealand struggled in his absence, with Ish Sodhi – the opposite frontline spinner of their provisional World Cup squad – resting at dwelling. Glenn Phillips and Rachin Ravindra shared spin-bowling duties, and returned mixed figures of 1 for 85 in 10 overs.

“Mitch had a full scan on his knee, which he landed on when he took that catch within the final sport on the Ageas Bowl,” Gary Stead, New Zealand’s head coach, mentioned.

“It is come again positively, which is nice for us. He is simply bought fairly a little bit of swelling across the knee nonetheless, which they assume is a joint drawback. It is nothing greater than that.”

New Zealand’s heavy defeat adopted the sample of the tour, with large margins of victory and defeat in every of the 4 T20Is and the primary three ODIs.

“All seven video games have been a bit like that, have not they?” Stead mentioned. “We have been simply saying, it might be good to truly have an in depth one so we will see each groups beneath stress.

“It was disappointing that we did not put our greatest foot ahead tonight however they performed very effectively. Ben Stokes performed a tremendous innings.

“Each groups have taken the chance to alter their line-ups a bit bit. With such a congested interval of video games in a brief time frame, we’re actually aware of getting folks to the World Cup with out important harm or threat.”

One of many few positives for New Zealand of their previous two defeats has been Trent Boult‘s seamless return to worldwide cricket, having most just lately represented his nation ultimately yr’s T20 World Cup.

“I feel he is taken eight wickets in 17 overs,” Stead mentioned. “It is nice to have Trent again: he brings quite a lot of power and quite a lot of ability to the highest of the order (sic) for us.

“Within the two video games he is performed, he is confirmed his potential as a world-class participant to topple England… [but] we have not been in a position to capitalise on these begins.”



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