File photo of Colin D’Grandhome.AFP
Every worker Colin D Grand Home The Black Caps said on Monday that the rest of New Zealand have been ruled out of the Test series against England due to a heel injury. The 35-year-old, after just 3.5 overs in England’s second innings in the first Test, had a scan revealing tears in his right heel. New Zealand lost by five wickets in the Lord’s Test on Sunday to go down 1-0 in the three-match series.
Coach Gary Stead said De Grandhome would need 10 to 12 weeks to recover.
“It’s really a shame for Colin to have to deal with this injury so quickly in the series,” Stade said.
“He is a big part of our Test team and we will definitely miss him.”
D-Grandhome will be replaced by 31-year-old Michael Bracewell, who was already with Henry Nichols’ squad for the Tests.
“It’s great to be able to call someone like Michael who has been with the squad since last month and is ready for the match.”
Brandon, nephew of former New Zealand Test player Brendan and John BracewellHe played three one-day internationals against the Netherlands earlier this year but has yet to make his Test debut.
The second Test of the three-match series begins on Friday at Nottingham’s Trent Bridge.
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