New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris will be sidelined for six weeks after breaking his thumb in the opening Twenty20 International against West Indies in Auckland on December 26th.
Styris Out For Six Weeks With Broken Thumb
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Styris will undergo surgery to have a pin inserted in his thumb, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said in a statement.
The 33-year-old, who was hurt while batting Friday, quit Test cricket in February.
New Zealand lost the first Twenty20 match against West Indies in Auckland on a super over tie-breaker after the scores were level.
The hosts have yet to name a replacement for Styris for the second game in Hamilton Sunday.
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