New Zealand suffered a major setback before the second Test against England, the star all-rounder was out of the series


New Delhi. The New Zealand cricket team has suffered a major setback before the second Test match of the 3-match series against England (ENG vs NZ Test). Experienced all-rounder of Kiwi team Colin de Grandhomme (Colin De Grandhomme) Both the remaining Test matches of the series have been ruled out due to injury to the heel. This has been confirmed by New Zealand Cricket. Grandhomme, 35, bowled 3.5 overs in the second innings of the first Test match of the series. The scan revealed an injury to his right heel. The second Test match between hosts England and New Zealand will be played in Nottingham from June 10.

The visiting Kiwi team had to face defeat by 5 wickets in the first Test match of the series played at Lord’s. The Ben Stokes-led English team has gone 1-0 up in the three-match series. New Zealand coach Gary Stead has said that it will take 10 to 12 weeks for Grandhomme to recover from the injury. Michael Bracewell, who replaced Henry Nicholls as a cover in the first Test, has been included in the Kiwi squad for the remainder of the series in place of Grandhomme.

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injured in the second innings
Colin de Grandhomme scored an unbeaten 42 off 50 balls in the first innings of the first test match. He played this innings at a time when the team desperately needed him. The Kiwi team had at one time lost their six wickets on a total score of 36 runs. After this, New Zealand scored 132 runs in the first innings on the basis of Grandhomme’s intelligent innings. In the first innings, Grandhomme took the important wicket of former captain Joe Root of the hosts. However, he got injured while bowling in the second innings and could not even complete his fourth over.

Grandhomme run out in the second innings
Colin de Grand Home returned to the pavilion after being run out in the second innings. He was run out on the very first ball without scoring any runs. This was the second time in 43 years that a batsman was run out for a golden duck at Lord’s historic ground. Earlier, in the Test match played in 1979, India’s Venkataraghavan returned to the pavilion after being run out after facing the first ball.

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