Tim Southee will be given every chance to prove his fitness, says Gary Stead | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: New Zealand‘s premier quick bowler, Tim Southee, may have a possibility to display his health in preparation for the upcoming World Cup in India, based on head coach Gary Stead.
Southee sustained a thumb harm when he tried to take a catch throughout the fourth ODI in opposition to England final week. The extent of his harm might be decided after consultations with specialists in his residence nation.

Stead and the group administration will decide relating to the 34-year-old’s participation within the World Cup primarily based on the recommendation and evaluation supplied by the specialists.

“Till then, we won’t make a name across the World Cup. We’ll simply want to grasp the time frames and what that appears like and as soon as we’ve that info, we’ll then be capable of transfer ahead and decide.”
“We’ll need to give Tim each likelihood of proving his health. There might be a component of the unknown being that it is a bone fracture, and at some stage he must begin catching balls and bowling once more.
“The therapeutic course of within the subsequent 10 to 12 days might be fairly necessary for him as effectively,” Stead informed reporters.
Following their 1-3 defeat within the ODIs in opposition to England, the New Zealand group, also known as the “Black Caps,” have traveled to Bangladesh for a three-match ODI sequence set to begin on Thursday.
Earlier than the World Cup, they’re scheduled to take part in warm-up matches in opposition to Pakistan and South Africa on September 29 and October 2, respectively. The match will formally kick off with their opening match in opposition to England on October 5.


Southee, who beforehand featured within the 2011 ODI World Cup held in India, is about to take part in his fourth ODI World Cup.
It is value noting that groups have the flexibleness to make adjustments to their 15-player World Cup squad till September 28. After this date, any alterations would require approval from the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC).
New Zealand’s heartbreaking loss to England within the 2019 World Cup remaining, the place they have been defeated on boundary countback after a tied Tremendous Over, stays a memorable second in cricket historical past.
(With PTI inputs)

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