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NZ vs SL: Neil Wagner ruled out of 2nd Test against Sri Lanka

Neil Wagner has been ruled out of the second Dulux Test against Sri Lanka at the Cello Basin Reserve after a scan on Sunday revealed he has a bulging disc in his back and a torn right hamstring, New Zealand Cricket said in a statement. Wagner felt pain in his right leg while bowling on Day three at Hagley Oval and the scan today revealed the extent of his injuries. The injuries will require an estimated six weeks of recovery time. BLACKCAPS coach Gary Stead said the whole team were feeling for Wagner. “We all know how much playing Test cricket for New Zealand means to Neil and we are all disappointed to see him side-lined like this. “The fact he was still hoping to play on, carrying these injuries shows you just how determined he is to try and give his all for the team.” If required...

Sri Lanka select uncapped players Nishan Madushka and Milan Rathnayake for the Tests against New Zealand

Sri Lanka has selected uncapped players Nishan Madushka and Milan Rathnayake in the 17-man squad for the two-match Test series against New Zealand starting in March. Chamika Karunaratne and Lahiru Kumara who have been out of the squad have also made their comebacks. Sri Lanka have last toured New Zealand in 2019. The series ended in a 1-1 draw after the visitors defeated New Zealand in the first Test. 17-member Sri Lanka Test squad announced for New Zealand Tour 2023. #NZvSL — Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) February 24, 2023 New Zealand has not been in good form in recent times in the longer format they haven’t won the last two home Test series against Bangladesh and South Africa. In the ongoing two-match Test series against England, they lost the first ...