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Big blow to New Zealand as two key players out of Australia T20Is due to injuries

Big blow to New Zealand as two key players out of Australia T20Is due to injuries

NZ vs AUS: The T20I series begins on February 21, and ends on the 25th, followed by two Tests in March.

New Zealand suffered a major blow prior to the start of the T20I series against Australia, as two of their key players, Matt Henry and Tim Seifert have been ruled out due to injuries. As per a report in Nzc.nz, the duo will be replaced by Ben Sears and Will Young.

While Henry will be unavailable due to hip soreness following the second Test against South Africa recently, Seifert is out due to a torn abductor. The Kiwi coach Gary Stead went onto say, “Matt’s understandably disappointed, but a break for the T20Is will ensure he’s fully fit and ready to go for the Tests against Australia later this month.”

“We’re gutted for Tim who has been a strong performer over recent series and is an important part of the squad. We’re hopeful he’ll make a swift recovery ahead of an important period of T20I cricket for the team.”

New Zealand Squad:

Mitchell Santner (C), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Josh Clarkson, Devon Conway (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.

Australia Squad:

Mitchell Marsh (c), Sean Abbott, Jason Behrendorff, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Matt Short, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

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