ODI World Cup 2023 / Big blow to New Zealand team, Michael Bracewell will not play ODI World Cup

Zoom News : Jun 14, 2023, 01:39 PM
ODI World Cup 2023: The ODI World Cup to be held this year is still 4 months away but New Zealand has started getting tremors. The news has come that its star all-rounder Michael Bracewell will not play in the ODI World Cup. The reason behind this is said to be the injury caused to Bracewell. He will have surgery for his injury, from which he will take time to recover. This is the reason why Michael Bracewell has to be ruled out of the ODI World Cup.

Let us tell you that the ODI World Cup is to be held in India in October-November this year. This ICC tournament will start from the first week of October and will run till mid-November. It will be a full 45-day program, whose opening and final matches are proposed to be played in Ahmedabad.

Bracewell's surgery will be done in Britain, 6-8 months in recovery

In a statement issued by New Zealand Cricket, it was said that Michael Bracewell's injury will be operated in the UK. The 32-year-old all-rounder will take about 6 to 8 months to recover from it. The spin bowling all-rounder of the Kiwi team got injured while playing for Worcestershire Rapids in England's T20 Blast.

Bracewell regrets being out of the World Cup

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead said that injury is something related to the game and the player. Michael Bracewell is sorry for his injury. He is more disappointed with the fact that he cannot play the ODI World Cup. After the operation, he will currently focus on his rehab.

Bracewell has been away from the New Zealand team since April

Michael Bracewell has been away from the New Zealand cricket team since April. Earlier it was with IPL. And now those who are going to stay away for the next few months will be due to injury. Bracewell was in England for the T20 Blast and will remain there for two more weeks. He will leave for New Zealand only after his surgery.

The New Zealand team was the finalist of the last ODI World Cup. This time his claim to win the title has been slightly weakened by Michael Bracewell's injury. The sword of suspense hanging over Kane Williamson is different.