Auckland, Jan. 4 (TNS): New Zealand all-rounder Doug Bracewell will miss the upcoming five-match One-Day International series against Pakistan following a hamstring injury, islander media reported on Thursday.
The 27-year-old sustained the blow during the third and final Twenty20 International against West Indies where he left the field in the second over of the West Indies innings and did not come to bowl later on.
Bracewell, who made a comeback into the ODI side after a gap of one-year impressed with a four-wicket haul in the ODI against West Indies in Whangarei and also had an impressive figure of 10 for two in the first T20I in Nelson against the same opposition.
New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson expressed disappointment on the news and is confident of him returning back to action soon.
“Doug’s worked really hard to make it back into the side after a pretty serious injury last year and he’s impressed in the opportunities he’s had,” said Hesson.
“We know he’s a hard trainer and back him to rehab well and be available for selection in the not too distant future.”
Bracewell has been replaced in the squad by George Worker, who scored 58 and 57 in the first two ODIs against West Indies but was replaced by Martin Guptill in the initial squad for the series against Pakistan.