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Kyle Jamieson out of T20 World Cup! Injured pacer faces year out

Kyle Jamieson out of T20 World Cup! Injured pacer faces year out

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead expressed disappointment but praised Jamieson's determination and vowed full support during his recovery.

New Zealand cricket suffers a significant blow as fast bowler Kyle Jamieson is ruled out of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 and faces up to a year on the sidelines due to a recurring back injury.

Kyle Jamieson, whose six wickets in the first Test against South Africa showcased his talent, experienced soreness and was subsequently ruled out of the second match. Subsequent scans revealed a stress fracture in his back, similar to the one he had surgery for last year. While surgery is not required this time, a lengthy recovery process is inevitable.

Kyle Jamieson remains positive despite setback:

Expressing gratitude for the support, Jamieson acknowledged the mental challenges ahead. He admitted the physical rehabilitation is straightforward, but navigating the mental and emotional hurdles will be crucial.

His towering height and fast bowling style are acknowledged as contributing factors, but he remains hopeful for a full recovery and potential adjustments to his red-ball preparation.

Head Coach Offers Support, Replacement Options Open:

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead expressed disappointment but praised Jamieson’s determination and vowed full support during his recovery.

With the first Test against Australia approaching, Will O’Rourke’s impressive nine-wicket debut presents a potential replacement option alongside Neil Wagner.

T20 World Cup hopes undeterred:

While Jamieson’s absence is a setback, New Zealand will regroup and seek to fill the void left by his absence. The search for a suitable replacement and adjustments to the bowling attack will be key as they strive for success in the upcoming World Cup.

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