Lockie Ferguson has been ruled out from the T20 World Cup 2021 with a calf tear.
The New Zealand pace bowler, who has taken 24 wickets in 13 T20Is, felt snugness in his right calf during preparing on Tuesday, October 25, and a MRI check along these lines uncovered a grade two tear. His recuperation time is three to about a month.
Adam Milne, who headed out to the UAE as injury cover, is relied upon to have his spot in the 15-man crew.
Nonetheless, the 29-year-old can’t play until he gets endorsement from the ICC, administering him out of determination for New Zealand’s competition opener against Pakistan on October 26.
“It’s a real shame for Lockie to have this happen on the eve of the tournament and the entire team is really feeling for him right now” stated by Gary Stead, New Zealand Head Coach.
“He’s a massive part of our T20 side and has been in such good form – so to lose him at this time is a blow” added by him.
“However, we are fortunate to have a like for like replacement in the form of Adam Milne who has been with the squad training for the past two weeks.”
New Zealand will start their T20 World Cup campain against Pakistan on October 26 preceding confronting India (October 31), Scotland (November 3), Namibia (November 5) and Afghanistan (November 7)