India v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Bangalore, 4th day September 3, 2012

Van Wyk out of remainder of Bangalore Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • Krishna on September 3, 2012, 12:15 GMT

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

  • Anand 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

  • Rajesh on September 3, 2012, 11:57 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Praveen 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.

  • SRINIVASAN 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!!

  • 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.

  • Dummy4 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 :-)

  • Dummy4 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

  • Dummy4 on September 3, 2012, 5:05 GMT

    That was a real blow for newzealand

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