England Spinner Sidelined Due to Concussion, New Zealand Captain Eyes ODIs

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England Spinner Sidelined Due to Concussion, New Zealand Captain Eyes ODIs

England’s Sophie Glenn, a key spinner, will be absent from the next three matches of the team’s New Zealand tour as she recovers from a concussion.

Glenn sustained the injury while attempting a catch during the third match of England’s T20I series against New Zealand in Nelson. She was absent from the following match, where England secured a 3-1 lead in the five-match series.

The world’s second-ranked T20I bowler will now miss the final match of the T20I series against New Zealand, as well as the first two matches of the ODI series, as she continues her recovery.

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England’s cricket board confirmed Glenn’s absence, with a potential return for the final ODI match of the tour in Hamilton on April 7.

“She will now follow the ECB Graded Return to Play Protocols and will miss at least the fourth (27 March) and fifth (29 March) IT20 matches as well as the first two ODIs (1 April and 4 April),” the ECB statement read.

“No replacement has been called up to the squad at this point.”

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In other news, New Zealand’s experienced skipper Sophie Devine suffered a quad injury during the fourth match of the series in Wellington. However, the 34-year-old is optimistic that the strain is minor and is looking forward to returning for the ODIs.

“Probably just a small niggle,” Devine suggested.

“Just looking ahead with the one-dayers being really important with WC (ICC Women’s Championship) points. I probably wanted to get back out there but someone with a bit more of a rational brain kept me off.”