More injury concern for New Zealand as Matt Henry suffers hamstring issue

The pace bowler left the field midway through the 27th over of South Africa's innings after visibly grimacing and holding his right leg as he bowled to Rassie van der Dussen


New Zealand have suffered another injury blow at the World Cup, with Matt Henry leaving the field with "tightness" in his right hamstring against South Africa.

The bowler departed midway through the 27th over of South Africa's innings, visibly grimacing and holding his right leg after bowling a dot ball to Rassie van der Dussen.

He did not return to the bowling attack, with allrounder Jimmy Neesham bowling the remaining three deliveries of the over, and finished with figures of 0 for 31 from 5.3 overs.

Henry has been a key figure in New Zealand's attack, opening the bowling alongside Trent Boult and taking 11 wickets at 28.63.


Henry only bowled 5.3 overs before leaving the field [Idranil Mukherjee/Getty Images]

New Zealand have had their fair share of injury woes in and around the World Cup.

Pace bowler Tim Southee, who returned to the XI against South Africa, dislocated his right thumb in a series against England in September and missed New Zealand's first six group matches.

Fellow quick Lockie Ferguson was injured mid-match against Australia, suffering a right Achilles injury. Captain Tom Latham described it as a "niggle" and the 32-year-old was in consideration to feature against South Africa.

Kane Williamson marked his return from an ACL injury sustained during the IPL with an unbeaten half-century against Bangladesh. However, he fractured his left thumb after being struck by the ball while batting and hasn't featured for the Black Caps since October 13.

Middle-order batter Mark Chapman is currently sidelined by a calf injury. 


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