Oram to miss second Test against Windies

December 16th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Chris Martin

Wellington, Dec.16 (ANI): New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram has been ruled out of the second cricket Test against the West Indies starting Friday due to a calf strain.
Oram, who reported his latest injury two days before the drawn first Test started in Dunedin on Thursday, will focus on returning for the Twenty20 and one-day international legs of the West Indies” visit.
The first Twenty20 international is in Auckland at Eden Park on Boxing Day.
The second is at Hamilton two days later before the five-match one-day series starts in Queenstown on New Year’’s Eve.
Kyle Mills replaced Oram in Dunedin and is a possibility to play again after bowling impressively at University Oval.
Meanwhile, Chris Martin and Peter Fulton have been called in as cover for injured duo James Franklin and Ross Taylor for the second Test.
Martin, dropped after the 0-2 series loss to Australia last month, will join the squad as a precaution on Wednesday for James Franklin, who copped a nasty blow to the chest when batting in New Zealand’’s first innings. (ANI)

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