Scott Styris out for six weeks with a broken thumb

December 27th, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Auckland, Dec 27 (IANS) A broken thumb will keep New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris out of cricket for six weeks, team officials said. Styris, a limited overs specialist, was injured during the opening Twenty20 match against the West Indies Friday when he was rapped on the hand by a delivery from Fidel Edwards.

The West Indies won the encounter in a one-over bowl-off after the scores were tied at 155-all at the end of the regulation innings.

The New Zealand management said Styris was to have a pin inserted in his right thumb.

There would be no replacement added to the squad for Sunday’s second and final Twenty20 match, opening the way for either the uncapped Ewen Thompson or Friday’s 12th man Mark Gillespie to make the starting XI.

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