Brownlie crashes out of series with injury

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Kiwi batsman Dean Brownlie has suffered a fracture on his left finger following a fielding incident in Monday’s One Day International against Zimbabwe.

Brownlie sustained the fracture when he was struck by a ball while fielding in the match at Cobham Oval in Whangarei.

The Black Caps’ Physiotherapist Paul Close said: “Dean complained of soreness with the hand becoming more painful and swollen today. An x-ray this evening confirmed a fracture.

“He is expected to miss the remainder of the Zimbabwe series but it’s a bit early to tell how long he will be out.

“His return to cricket will be based on how quickly the fracture heals and we should have clearer idea of the timeframe and best course of treatment after he meets with the orthopaedic surgeon tomorrow.”

No one will be added to the remaining squad of 13 at this stage with a decision on whether to bring in a replacement made at a later date.

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