Boult out of England tour

2015-06-15 08:09
Trent Boult (AFP)

Southampton - New Zealand's Trent Boult will miss the remainder of the Black Caps' tour of England after suffering a back injury, it was announced on Sunday.

"Official: Boult out of the rest of the tour with a back injury. Will head home for further assessment," said a statement on New Zealand's Twitter feed.

The 25-year-old left-arm paceman was New Zealand's man-of-the-series in their 1-1 drawn Test campaign against England, taking 13 wickets at 24.84.

He also featured in the opening two fixtures of the current five-match one-day international series.

Boult took an impressive four for 55 in England's 210-run win at Edgbaston on Tuesday and two for 53 as World Cup finalists New Zealand levelled the series with a 13-run win under the Duckworth/Lewis method at The Oval on Friday.

However, he was left out of Sunday's third match in Southampton, with fellow left-arm seamer Ben Wheeler given an ODI debut.

The 23-year-old Wheeler responded with an impressive three for 63 as New Zealand won by three wickets to go 2-1 up in the series and afterwards skipper Brendon McCullum said: "Trent is a massive loss to us but Ben had a nice poise about him."

Friday saw New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson also ruled out of the tour with a back injury.

The one-day series concludes with matches at Trent Bridge (June 17) and Chester-le-Street (June 20) before England and New Zealand play a one-off Twenty20 international at Old Trafford on June 23.

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