Thursday 23 October 2008 

Jacob Oram Ruled Out Of Second Test

New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram has been ruled out of his country's second Test against Bangladesh, which starts in Mirpur on Saturday.

Oram, who played a key role in the One Day International series victory prior to the first Test, which New Zealand won by three wickets, has a back problem and will be replaced by a member of the touring squad, most likely to be fellow all-rounder Grant Elliot.

"He has a back problem. He has been ruled out for the second Test (and) will fly home on Saturday," team manager Lindsay Crocker said.

"He will undergo several medical tests at home and only than we will be able the assess the situation," he added.

Oram picked up the injury while bowling on Sunday.

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