Injured Corey Anderson Returning Home

Corey Anderson
Corey Anderson hits out against Bangladesh, but he will miss the final three matches in Sri Lanka
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New Zealand's appalling run of bad luck has claimed its latest victim in Corey Anderson, who will return home from Sri Lanka with a rib problem.

He missed the second One-Day International - which New Zealand won in thrilling fashion - but will now return home to begin rehabilitation.

Batsman Neil Broom joined up with the squad ahead of tomorrow's third and final ODI in Dambulla and no other replacement players will be flying out to Sri Lanka.

"Corey felt pain in his right side while bowling during the first ODI," New Zealand Cricket physiotherapist Paul Close said.

"Post-match assessment indicated a minor case of rib impingement. 

"We decided it’s in Corey’s best interest to return home and focus on making a full recovery for the ANZ International Series against the West Indies."

Anderson joins Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson who are similarly hoping to recover from injuries in time for the Test series against the West Indies, which begins on 3rd December.

The squad is named on the 25th November.

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Fixtures & Results

10th November: 1st ODI, Hambantota
SRI 288-9 v NZL 13-1 - match abandoned, rain
12th November: 2nd ODI, Hambantota
NZL 203-6 beat SRI 138-1 by 4 wickets (D/L)
16th November: 3rd ODI, Dambulla
SRI 211-8 beat NZL 126-5 by 36 runs (D/L)
21st November: 2nd T20I, Pallekele
SRI 143-2 beat NZL 142-7 by 8 wickets