ENG vs NZ World Cup 2023: Why is Michael Bracewell not playing?

Published on: Oct 5, 2023 11:25 am IST|Updated on: Oct 5, 2023 11:25 am IST

Michael Bracewell not playing

All-rounder Michael Bracewell will not be participating in the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. It’s a significant setback for New Zealand’s cricket team.

ENG vs NZ World Cup 2023: Why is Michael Bracewell not playing?

Bracewell suffered a severe injury during UK domestic T20 action, which requires a lengthy rehabilitation period. During a T20 match for Worcestershire against Yorkshire, Bracewell experienced a devastating rupture of his right Achilles. This injury forced him to retire hurt on 11* while batting, and subsequent medical examinations confirmed the severity of the damage. The all-rounder had surgery in the UK, and now following by an extensive rehabilitation process expected to last six to eight months.

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New Zealand coach Gary Stead on Michael Bracewell: Firstly, you always feel for the player when injury strikes and especially when it means they will have to miss a world event. Michael’s a great team man and has had a fantastic 15 months for the Black Caps since his international debut. We’ve seen his exceptional skills in all three facets of the game and he was shaping as an important player for us at the World Cup in India. Michael’s naturally pretty disappointed, but also pragmatic in acknowledging that injuries are a part of sport and he’s now turning his focus to his rehabilitation.

Bracewell will return to New Zealand only after receiving medical clearance post-surgery. As the team gears up for the World Cup, they will conduct winter training camps to prepare for the event. Despite this setback, New Zealand remains determined and focused on making a strong impact at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

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