Vincent to miss rest of World Cup


vincentLou Vincent, the New Zealand opener, has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup after breaking his wrist during a practice session in Antigua. Hamish Marshall, currently involved in the State Championship final in Hamilton, has been called into the squad to replace Vincent. While details are yet to be confirmed, Marshall is expected to fly out of New Zealand this evening.

Vincent was hit by Shane Bond while batting in the nets and was taken to hospital where an X-ray revealed a fracture. Vincent had scored a hundred in New Zealand’s last group stage against Canada after making ducks against England and Kenya.

The ICC’s Technical Committee had just approved Chris Martin as the replacement for injured bowler Daryl Tuffey in the New Zealand squad. Tuffey injured his right arm during New Zealand’s Group C match against Canada and was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after an ultrasound revealed the problem. The injury was in the same shoulder that forced Tuffey out of international cricket for two years.

Ross Taylor, New Zealand’s middle-order batsman, was also an injury concern after he strained his hamstring against Kenya. Taylor continued batting and limped off the ground after he was dismissed for 85, before the medical staff diagnosed a mild strain. Mark Gillespie, who hasn’t played in the World Cup because of a shoulder problem caused by a viral infection, came through his fitness test and would assume full training.

Source:Cricket Worldcup

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