Tempo bowlers Kyle Jamieson and Matt Henry have been dominated out of New Zealand’s first Take a look at towards England on Thursday.
Jamieson has suffered a suspected stress fracture of the again, the identical harm he has spent the previous eight months recovering from.
Henry, in the meantime, stays in Christchurch awaiting the delivery of his first youngster and has not travelled to Mount Maunganui.
The Black Caps, who’re already with out main seamer Trent Boult as a result of franchise commitments, have referred to as up uncapped pair Jacob Duffy and Scott Kuggeleijn as replacements.
Head coach Gary Stead confirmed Jamieson’s newest setback, which got here to gentle after he took half in final week’s warm-up sport towards England in Hamilton.
“It is actually gutting for Kyle to have this occur after he’d put a lot laborious work in to getting himself again on the park,” Stead stated. “For the reason that harm in June we have definitely taken a cautious strategy to managing his return with common monitoring by our medical workers which has included scans.
“Whereas Kyle’s not feeling any ache, the proof is fairly clear he has a stress-fracture and so he’ll return to Christchurch as we speak and have a CT scan on Friday earlier than we determine on the following steps.”
Tom Blundell, who not too long ago welcomed his second youngster, will hyperlink up with the facet on Tuesday, with Henry Nicholls additionally set to reach after his authentic flight from Christchurch on Monday cancelled as a result of Cyclone Gabrielle.
Duffy (Otago Volts) and Kuggeleijn (Northern Districts) may even arrive in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday afternoon, with Duffy a part of the previous two Black Caps Take a look at excursions to England and the second high wicket-taker on the midway stage of the Plunket Defend.
Regardless of heavy wind and rain each groups had been in a position to handle a full web session on grass because of the venue’s marquee, however with the cyclone anticipated to accentuate it’s not clear whether or not the identical services will stay usable.
The opening day-night Take a look at begins on Thursday at 2pm native time (1am GMT). Henry is predicted to be accessible for the second Take a look at in Wellington, which begins on February 24.