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Tim Southee’s right thumb broken, doubt over playing in World Cup


London. New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee’s participation in the World Cup is under doubt. He suffered a fracture in his right thumb while fielding during the fourth and final one-day international against England on Friday, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said in a statement.

“X-rays have confirmed that Tim Southee dislocated and fractured his right thumb while attempting to take a catch in the 14th over of the first innings,” NZC said in a statement. “The timeline of his recovery will be determined after his further evaluation.”

NZC said batsman Finn Allen, who suffered an injury on the pitch as a substitute fielder, is now fit.

Let us tell you that in the four-match ODI series, England has defeated New Zealand 3-1. New Zealand now have to face Bangladesh in a three-match ODI series, for which Southee has been rested.

Following their series against Bangladesh, New Zealand will take on defending champions England in their opening match of the 50-over World Cup in India.

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