Ben Foakes ruled out of New Zealand Test series

The wicket-keeper has torn his left hamstring after slipping on his socks in the dressing room.

Ben Foakes, the England wicketkeeper, has been shown exit doors from the upcoming Test series against New Zealand after tearing his left hamstring.

The wicket-keeper has torn his left hamstring after slipping on his socks in the dressing room.

Foakes, who was most likely to take up the wicketkeeping duties in the first Test, was set to play his first Test at home. Having featured in 8 Tests so far, he has been impressive from behind the stumps.

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Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings has been called in as a replacement to the England squad. However, James Bracey, who was already a part of the squad, is expected to now come in as a ‘keeper’ to the side.

England would play a total of 2 Tests against the Kiwis. The side will be captained by Joe Root. The English men will also play against India after they go through the World Test Championship which will feature their opponents New Zealand playing against India

 

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