New Zealand pacer Matt Henry has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI series against West Indies due to a rib injury, New Zealand Cricket announced on Saturday, 13.
“Pace-bowler Ben Sears is on his way to the West Indies to replace Matt Henry, who’s been ruled out with a rib injury.” New Zealand Cricket said.
He first experienced pain in his left side during training and with the injury failing to improve, the decision was made to replace him in the ODI squad.
“Although the injury is not overly serious – we felt there was a significant risk it would become worse through playing.” Coach Gary Stead said.
“With the upcoming ODI series starting on Wednesday and consisting of three games over five days, we saw it as prudent to bring in a fully fit replacement.”
Ben Sears arrives in Jamaica on Sunday and will fly with the squad to Barbados on Monday.