Kyle Jamieson To Undergo Surgery; Ruled Out For Months

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New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson was ruled out of cricket for undefined months after planning to undergo surgery this week for a back stress fracture which requires a minimum recovery time of four months.

Kyle Jamieson To Undergo Surgery

Kyle Jamieson made his international debut for the New Zealand cricket team in February 2020 against India. In the 2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship Final, Jamieson was named as the man of the match, after taking seven wickets, including a five-wicket haul in the first innings.

Confirming that Jamieson is currently consulting with a surgeon to plan the procedure, New Zealand head coach Gary Stead told reporters:

“It’s been a challenging and difficult time for Kyle and a big loss for us,” Stead said. “He’s been fantastic around all of our sides when he’s been part of them. We just wish him well and hope we’ll know more in three to four months of what that end prognosis looks for him as well.

“We just wish him well, and we will know more in about three to four months about what that end prognosis looks like for him. Surgery provides a quicker return to play and that’s the encouraging thing for him. We want to give him the best chance of recovery because we know what a star he has been for us,” Stead added.

Jamieson’s pace and bounce was missed by New Zealand, whose inexperienced attack struggled to contain England’s aggressive batting in the day-night Test at the Bay Oval.

Stead confirmed pace bowler Matt Henry will join the squad for the second Test starting in Wellington on Friday after attending the birth of his first child. Seamer Jacob Duffy and legspinner Ish Sodhi have been released from the squad.

Kyle Jamieson has played 16 Tests so far and bagged 72 wickets which include 5 five-wicket hauls and 1 ten-wicket haul.

The second and final Test match of the England tour of New Zealand 2023 will be played on February 24 at Basin Reserve, Wellington.