England vs New Zealand 2022

Colin de Grandhomme has been banned from participating in the second and third tests between England and New Zealand due to an injury.
de Grandhomme came in short on his run with a ball left in his fourth over on the third day of the first Test at Lord’s and left the field immediately. Subsequent scans revealed a tear to his right plantar fasciathe ligament that connects the heel bone to the toes.

His injury will have him out for 10 to 12 weeks meaning he will miss New Zealand’s white-ball trips to Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands and is a major blow to their hopes in this Test series.

de Grandhomme tied the team at number 7 in the first Test, scoring with 42 no outs in the first innings and then sacking Joe Root before having a day to forget on the third day when he ran out of his first ball and Ben Stokes threw no-ball with a forefoot, then left injured.

New Zealand have added offspinning all-rounder Michael Bracewell to their squad for the remainder of the series. Bracewell was at Lord’s to cover for the injured Henry Nicholls, who was able to return from his calf injury in the second Test at Trent Bridge which starts on Friday.

“It’s really unfortunate for Colin to sustain this injury so early in the series,” said New Zealand coach Gary Stead. “He is a big part of our Test side and we will definitely miss him. It’s great to be able to call on someone like Michael, who has been with the squad for the past month and is ready for the game. “

New Zealand will travel to Nottingham for the second test on Tuesday and will train on Wednesday and Thursday.

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