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New Zealand Sweat Over Latham

New Zealand Sweat Over Latham

New Zealand wicketkeeper Tom Latham is an injury doubt for the start of the Cricket World Cup due to injury. The 27-year-old is set for a few weeks on the sidelines after suffering a finger injury while keeping wicket earlier this month in a practice match against an Australian XI.

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Latham will now miss New Zealand’s next warm-up match against West Indies on May 28 and he faces a race against time to be available for the World Cup, with the Black Caps playing their first match in the tournament on June 1 against Sri Lanka.

Confirming the injury, captain Kane Williamson revealed: “Tom won’t be available for the first two warm-up games. We are hoping he progresses nice and quickly and we will have to address it as the days go by.” If Latham cannot prove his fitness, Tom Blundell – uncapped at ODI level as yet – is expected to be handed the gloves.

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