X

Tuesday 19
June

Cricket

Santner out of England Test series

13th March 2018, 17:38 by Neil Foster

Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of the New Zealand side due to take on England in an upcoming Test series.

The 26-year-old, who has taken 34 wickets in 17 Tests to date, performed well in the recent one-day series with the Three Lions but could not prevent the Kiwis slipping to a 3-2 defeat.

He was expected to be part of the Black Caps side to take on Joe Root's men in two five-day matches, starting in Auckland on March 22.

However, the knee injury that has hampered him in recent weeks has failed to settle down and he will now be forced to spend an extended period on the sidelines to allow the injury time to heal.

The Hamilton-born star will miss the IPL and a stint in county cricket and leg-spinner Todd Astle, who played the last of his two Tests in November 2016, has been recalled to the squad.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

More Cricket

Cricket

Moxon pleased with efforts despite defeat

19th June 2018, 10:29

Yorkshire Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon has hailed his side's efforts despite their exit from the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Cricket

Notts agree Ball extension

19th June 2018, 10:09

England bowler Jake Ball has committed his future to Nottinghamshire by signing a new deal until the end of the 2021 season.

Cricket

Vince stars as Hampshire beat Yorks to make final

18th June 2018, 19:51

Hampshire captain James Vince hit a magnificent 171 as his side beat Yorkshire to make the One-Day Cup final.

Cricket

Marsh left with mixed feelings

18th June 2018, 12:12

Shaun Marsh was delighted to get a century for Australia against England but admitted it was bitter-sweet as they lost.

Cricket

Dup to miss out for England

18th June 2018, 12:08

England duo Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes will miss the remainder of the Australian series.

Cricket

Australia captain wants perfect performance

17th June 2018, 17:20

Tim Paine admits Australia need to be consistent in every facet of their game if they are to bounce back against England.

Recent Sport Headlines

Cricket

Moxon pleased with efforts despite defeat

19th June 2018, 10:29

Yorkshire Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon has hailed his side's efforts despite their exit from the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Crystal Palace

Palace starlet in French loan switch?

19th June 2018, 10:24

A quartet of Ligue 2 clubs are eyeing a loan move for Crystal Palace youngster Jason Lokilo, according to reports in France.

Horse Racing

Gunther eyes new high with Without Parole

19th June 2018, 10:19

John Gunther claims a win for Without Parole in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot would top his US Triple Crown success.

Cricket

Notts agree Ball extension

19th June 2018, 10:09

England bowler Jake Ball has committed his future to Nottinghamshire by signing a new deal until the end of the 2021 season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Patricio makes the switch to Wolves

19th June 2018, 09:52

Wolves have landed a major summer target after signing Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio from Sporting Lisbon.

Celtic

Brown has confidence in new signing

19th June 2018, 09:48

Odsonne Edouard will be comfortable with his tag of the club's record signing, according to Celtic captain Scott Brown.

Horse Racing Previews

Johnston Two Year Old Ready To Take Command

19th June 2018, 09:43

Conditions Just Right For Another Victory

Rangers

New boy eyes big Ibrox future

19th June 2018, 09:42

Connor Goldson says he's delighred to have joined the ranks of Steven Gerrard's "revolution" at Rangers.