New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell has been ruled out of the ongoing New Zealand T20 Tri-Series after fracturing his hand during training at Lincoln.
Daryl Mitchell Ruled Out of New Zealand Tri-series
Pakistan, Bangladesh, and New Zealand are scheduled to play a total of 7 matches including the final in the New Zealand T20 Tri-series 2022 between October 7-14.
While training in nets Daryl Mitchell sustained a blow to his right hand which was later revealed as a fracture to his fifth metacarpal (pinkie finger).
The physio for the Tri-Series Theo Kapakoulakis confirmed Mitchell’s hand had been placed in a cast which would need to remain on for at least two weeks. Though Daryl Mitchell was ruled out of the New Zealand Tri series his name remains in New Zealand’s squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
With the squad set to depart for Australia on October 15, Coach Gary Stead said some time was needed to consider a decision on Mitchell’s availability for the ICC T20 World Cup.
“It’s a real shame for Daryl to suffer this injury on the eve of an exciting period of cricket for the side,” Stead said in an official release.
“Daryl’s become a really important player to our T20 unit and we’re certainly going to miss his all-round skills and versatility in the Tri-Series. With our first game of the World Cup in just over two weeks we need to take some to consider Daryl’s recovery timeline and his potential involvement in the tournament,” he added.
New Zealand Squad for T20 World Cup 2022
Kane Williamson (c), Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill, Lachlan Ferguson, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Trent Boult, Finn Allen.