Bolt’s visit to Australia does not hurt New Zealand with a right-handed finger. Play another blow they lost to Trent Bolt. The left-handed pacer has to go back home with a finger injury. It will take four weeks to recover, but he is not playing in the third and final Test of the series in Sydney.
Bolt suffered a muscle injury against England at home. He missed the first Test of Australia tour because he could not recover. Lucky Ferguson made his Test debut with Perth’s day-night match. But with only 11 overs to spare, Cuff was not out of the match.
After the Perth Test rate of 296, the Kiwis were happy to find their way into the second Test. Bolt regains confidence in the Kiwi camp. That joy, however, did not last. Bolt’s visit to Australia ended after Melbourne’s right-hand finger slipped in the Boxing Day Test. Mitchell Starc hit a ball to his finger in New Zealand’s batting innings. An X-ray report made during the third day’s tea break today confirmed New Zealand Cricket, with a finger on the bolt.
A New Zealand Cricket Board spokesman confirmed the matter, saying: “On the third day of the Melbourne Test against Australia, Bolt has a right hand on his finger. The X-ray report made during the tea break has confirmed that it will take four weeks for her removed finger to recover. The name of the bolt replacement will be reported later. ‘
Bolt, however, bowled in Australia’s second innings with that finger position. Despite giving 30 runs in 9 overs till tea break, he did not get the wicket. He will return home after the Melbourne Test, but will not play in the Sydney Test, which starts on January 3. see more