The preparations of the New Zealand cricket team for the World Cup 2023 are in full swing, and one very positive development is the rejoining of fast bowler Tim Southee in the squad.
The news of Tim Southee’s successful thumb surgery came as a cloud of joy for the New Zealand cricket team. This proved to be immunity for the Blackcaps, who had been sitting on the fast bowler recovery.
Tim Southee suffered a fractured thumb in the 4th ODI against England on September 16, 2023.
It is worth noting here that Tim Southee wasted no time as the World Cup was approaching, so he underwent surgery on his right thumb in New Zealand on September 20, 2023.Pins and screws are skillfully inserted into the thumb in this surgery, indicating the athlete’s pain tolerance and determination.
Gary Stead, the head coach of the New Zealand team, also expressed optimism about bowler recovery and hoped that the results of his surgery would improve. As Tim Southee was known for his leadership and experience, his absence from the New Zealand cricket squad can degrade them.
However, according to the current news, which happened on September 26, 2023, Southee is now able to join his teammates.
The fast bowler will get his medical clearance in India later this week. The New Zealand squad recently won two series against Bangladesh. The return of Kane Williamson, who himself suffered from a long injury hiatus, also gave a new impetus to the team’s squad.
Fast bowler Kyle Jamieson will be part of the 2023 World Cup but will not officially join the World Cup squad and is not eligible to participate in any of the warm-up matches.
The upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has left cricket fans and viewers thinking for a long time.
Now let’s see how positive the return of the South African fast bowler to the New Zealand team squad will prove to be in the upcoming World Cup in 2023.