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September 3, 2012
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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