Martin Guptill ruled out of 3rd T20I against Sri Lanka with a right abdomen strain.
With the fifties from Tom Bruce (53) and Colin de Grandhomme (59) on the second T20I, helped New Zealand to seal a series victory against Sri Lanka by 2-0 lead.
An incredible drama-filled last over featured two wickets, but New Zealand have sealed victory!— ICC (@ICC) September 3, 2019
Tom Bruce and Colin de Grandhomme both hit fifties and the @BLACKCAPS have sealed a series win. #SLvNZ LIVE 👇https://t.co/wYMBCTwtBP pic.twitter.com/RcRxy5Xbn7
Third T20I scheduled to appear on this Friday (6th of September, 2019) at Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy. It is reported that the handful of New Zealanders on a inspect for injuries.
It is confirmed that Martin Guptill ruled out of final T20I against Sri Lanka. England county cricket club Worcestershire CCC batsman Hamish Rutherford will likely to rope in as a cover for Willamson's squad.
INJURIES UPDATE FROM KANDY:— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 4, 2019
👉 Martin Guptill ruled out of the 3rd T20 v Sri Lanka with a right abdomen strain.
👉 Ross Taylor (left hip) fit & available.
👉 Tom Bruce (right knee) to be monitored. #SLvNZ pic.twitter.com/OEXBzUVKro
With Martin Guptill returning home with an abdomen strain, @OtagoVolts & @WorcsCCC batsman Hamish Rutherford will join us as cover for the final T20 on Friday night in Kandy #SLvNZ pic.twitter.com/EO1ejtJrYK— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 4, 2019
There are also players from Sri Lanka to miss out the final T20I against New Zealand on this Friday.
Ross Taylor managed to clear left hip strain, he is fit and will be available for the game. Tom Bruce's right knee to be monitored and will be updated later.