New Zealand pacer Trent Boult will return home after sustaining a fracture on his right hand while batting on Day 3 at MCG. With the injury needing four weeks of rehabilitation, Boult has been ruled out of the Sydney Test too. A replacement player will be confirmed in due course.
Boult suffered a fracture to the second metacarpal of his right hand. An X-ray during the tea break confirmed the undisplaced fracture, meaning Boult will no longer be able to participate in the remainder of the series.
It’s been an injury-marred tour for Boult, who had missed the first Test with a muscle injury he copped in the England series back home.