New Zealand’s player Trent Boult to miss second test match due to knee injury


Hamilton: New Zealand made a change in the team for the New Zealand Vs Pakistan test match as its bowler Trent Boult got injured during the match. He will replace Matt Henry in the match.

Matt Henry was considered important as he was about to share the new ball in Hamilton with Tim Southee but New Zealand deferred naming their side until Friday's toss.

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said, “Boult had been troubled by minor discomfort in his left knee since the recent India tour and irritated it further in the first Test against Pakistan which New Zealand won by eight wickets.”

"We were optimistic he would be ready for Hamilton, but during training on Wednesday he felt further pain and has subsequently been ruled out of the Test," Hesson said.

With the Seddon Park wicket anticipated that would deliver all the more swing that Hagley Oval accomplished for the main Test in Christchurch, Doug Bracewell has been added to the New Zealand squad.

Pakistan, who have not lost an arrangement to New Zealand for a long time, have affectionate recollections of their last appearance in Hamilton about six years prior.

They beat New Zealand by 10 wickets and Asad Shafiq, who scored 83 in his sole innings then, said they have to rehash that "forceful" approach.

"I recollect that innings. I played great positive cricket and it truly feels great to return to a similar ground," he said Thursday.

"It appears a bit bowler-accommodating wicket, some grass on it, however … we're accustomed to playing on these wickets in our residential cricket.

"It's a decent test for us. We need to play positive and we need to play forceful on this wicket."

Senior New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor, who had innings of six and eight in the January 2011 experience, affirmed he will experience surgery next Wednesday, quickly after the Test, to evacuate a development in his left eye.

The 77-Test veteran, who was affirmed to play Wednesday subsequent to counseling an eye pro, has been in poor shape, storing up just 103 keeps running in his previous 10 innings.

Taylor said in spite of the fact that the development did not influence his sight it was diverting rationally "when you play and miss the principal couple of balls".

Subsequent to counseling a scope of optometrists and pros, he was certain an operation would clear up the issue.

"In any operation there's a possibility things won't go and conceivable however the specialist I conversed with the previous evening was really sure," he said.

Taylor uncovered the development had been available for over five years however had exacerbated in the previous year.

"In every one of the Tests despite everything I had great vision, It's quite recently I figure the development has gone over," he said. "The main thing you can truly do is wear shades and place eyedrops in."