Saturday 27 December 2008 

Styris Out For Six Weeks With Broken Thumb

Styris Out For Six Weeks With Broken Thumb
Styris Out For Six Weeks With Broken Thumb
© Action Images / Paul Harding Livepic
 
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 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.

© Reuters / Cricket World 2008

More from Cricket World

Hashim Amla (left) and AB de Villiers batted for all but 15.5 overs of the opening day

Amla, De Villiers Dominate

17 December 2014
Sohail Tanvir bowls, Kane Williamson looks on

New Zealand Set Up Decider

17 December 2014