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
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.