ICL: Indian Cricket League


Oram and Martin out of Twenty20

  (160 views)

Jacob Oram and Chris Martin have been ruled out of the Twenty20 International against South Africa at the Wanderers on Friday. The pair are being saved for the three-match one-day series which begins on Sunday in Durban.

Oram missed the second Test with a hamstring strain and Martin is still struggling after picking up a stomach bug during the match at Centurion Park. It had been hoped Oram would recover in time for the Twenty20. However, Daniel Vettori said the ODIs were of greater significance and it wasn’t worth risking Oram.

“The one-day internationals are the most important games ahead, so hopefully Jacob will be able to play in those,” said Vettori. “It’s a chance for us to redeem ourselves. We’ve taken solace in the fact that we’ve been pretty good operators in twenty20 and one-day cricket over the last few years.

“The guys know their one-day games pretty well and the fact we had the recent Twenty20 World Cup here, where we made the semis and South Africa did not, and the guys got a good feel for the pitches will be of assistance to us as well.”

New Zealand have been plagued by injury and illness throughout their tour with Shane Bond (stomach strain) and Craig Cumming (fractured cheek) being forced home and a number of players struck down by stomach complaints.

Source:Cricket News

More on:, , , , , ,


Thank you for reading this post. You can now Leave A Comment (0) or Leave A Trackback.

Post Info

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 22nd, 2007 and is filed under General, Cricket.

Tagged with: , , , , , ,

You can follow any responses to this entry through the Comments Feed. You can Leave A Comment, or A Trackback.



Previous Post: New Zealand seek turnaround in fortunes »
Next Post: MacGill running out of time - physio »

Read More

Related Reading:


    Subscribe without commenting


    Leave a Reply

    Note: Any comments are permitted only because the site owner is letting you post, and any comments could be removed for any reason at the absolute discretion of the site owner.