Flynn’s hopes of Test recall against India dashed

February 20th, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Christchurch, Feb 20 (IANS) New Zealand batsman Daniel Flynn’s quest to retain his place in the Test side for the series against India suffered a major setback as he suffered a leg injury.
Flynn hurt an adductor muscle in his right leg while fielding and had to bat with a runner during Knight’s Twenty20 clash against Canterbury Wizards at Hamilton’s Seddon Park.

The 23-year-old is likely to be out for up to three weeks and will miss most of the opportunities on offer to prove his form to the Black Caps’ selection panel ahead of the first Test against India starting March 18, reports the New Zealand media.

Flynn has struggled for runs in the second half of the season and was dropped from the New Zealand one-day side.

Knights management said last night the injury would be assessed over the next two days but an early diagnosis revealed Flynn may struggle to be fit for his side’s return to first-class cricket in the four-day championship March 6.

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