India v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Bangalore, 4th day

Van Wyk out of remainder of Bangalore Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

September 3, 2012

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Kruger van Wyk, the New Zealand wicketkeeper, will not take any further part in the Bangalore Test, due to an injured arm. Brendon McCullum will take on the wicketkeeping duties when India bat in the fourth innings.

Van Wyk was hit on the left forearm while batting, late on the third day, by a short of a length ball from Umesh Yadav; he wasn't wearing an arm guard at the time. An X-ray confirmed the arm was not* fractured, but he failed to pass a fitness test on the fourth morning.

That was the second blow van Wyk had taken off Umesh's bowling during his innings of 31, having been struck on the helmet after coming down the track to a short ball the previous delivery. He was set to return to New Zealand after the Test, as he was not picked in the Twenty20 squad that will play India in two games on September 8 and 11.

*7:08 GMT, September 3: The article had originally said 'was fractured'. The typo has been corrected.

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Posted by kc69 on (September 3, 2012, 12:15 GMT)

Ha ha ha,Funny that a typo can change the entire story.Good that its been rectified.

Posted by Anand1268 on (September 3, 2012, 12:11 GMT)

That blow will take some couple of days to come to normal as it was it was hit in the bone at the speed of 140Kph

Posted by Sachin_the_god_forever on (September 3, 2012, 11:57 GMT)

You played better than other kiwi batsman in our home conditions...Van wyk get well soon man...

Posted by   on (September 3, 2012, 11:08 GMT)

Guys read properly, "X-Ray report confirmed that the arm was not fractured". Anyway good to see Indian fast bowler hurting opponent batsmen. In past the story was other way round, We were at the receiving ends. Good work Umesh.

Posted by praveen4honestremark on (September 3, 2012, 9:26 GMT)

Nice game of cricket you played here Van Wyk. Nice coming to India. Pain to see you got hurt. Take care.

Posted by Dhanvanth on (September 3, 2012, 8:31 GMT)

i wish pujara gets a 50 or a 100!!! sachin should get out and ash should come in at no.5 now!!

Posted by Vidyashankar on (September 3, 2012, 6:56 GMT)

He need to learn the short ball better. Play on your back foot dude not walk in to the shot. Only few can "walkin" to any ball like Matty Hayden, Gauti and manage to execute their shots perfectly. Off late it looks like Gauti has forgotten this technique as well which yielded him so many runs in the past.

Posted by   on (September 3, 2012, 5:32 GMT)

"An X-ray confirmed the arm was fractured, but he failed to pass a fitness test on the fourth morning." -- this statement is confusing. Was the arm fractured or NOT fractured? If it was fractured i dont think there was any need of a fitness test on the 4th morning :-)

Posted by   on (September 3, 2012, 5:09 GMT)

i love the aggression of test cricket, but still it's not easy not to feel a bit osf sympathy for Van Wyk, after that expression on his face

Posted by   on (September 3, 2012, 5:05 GMT)

That was a real blow for newzealand

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