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Injury-hit New Zealand gets another setback before Hamilton Test

Tim Southee is injured and will miss third Test.

By Aditya Pratap Arya -

New Zealand team is going through some serious injury woes since the start of this ongoing Test series against South Africa. Now, their leading fast bowler Tim Southee has been ruled out of the Hamilton Test following a hamstring injury in his left leg, confirmed by New Zealand Cricket.

Southee complained about some discomfort in his hamstring after the second Test at Wellington. The scans suggested a grade one tear in his hamstring. Earlier, he was dropped out for the series opener at Dunedin.  However, selectors have confirmed that there will not be any replacement for him as only one match is remaining in the series and Trent Boult will come in his place, who missed Wellington Test due to an injury.

Apart from Southee, New Zealand will also miss the services of middle-order batsman Ross Taylor, who will miss the last Test as well after sitting out in Wellington due to an injured calf.

South Africa are ahead in the series after winning the second Test by eight wickets and took 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The final game will go underway from March 25 at Hamilton.

Aditya Pratap Arya

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