New Zealand batsman Latham out for a month as injury woes deepen

New Zealand opener batsman Tom Latham during his third test against Australia suffered fractured finger which made him out for a month from the series.

The tough test tour of black caps against Australia came to an end with the series of 3-0 defeat with horrible runs including injuries and illness.

During the final test, Latham got injured on his right pink finger as per the New Zealand statement on Wednesday.

 Matt Henry suffered broken thumb in the same match and Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls and Mitchell Santner were out of the match due to illness.

During the series Lockie Ferguson’s calf and Trent Boult hand too got injured.

Gary Stead New Zealand coach said that Lockie Ferguson returned back soon performing bowling drills. He will go forward over the couple of weeks with enough potential to return back to domestic cricket which will be early next month.

Trent Bolt suffering with his broken right hand and after a week he will continue to be in touch and available for Indian T20 Series. For the next few weeks we need to monitor him closely.

Matt Henry left thumb broken and it takes around 4 weeks to heal completely. In this situation he is able to practice bowling and early next month we will look after him to return back to play.

Kane Henry and Mitch stuck down with Influenza A and they are still monitoring by us and takes time to rebuild their strength and fitness.

New Zealand play against India starts from January 24th and the matches will be five T20s, 3 ODIs and 2 Tests.