Injured Oram to travel to WC

New Zealand will expectedly have the services of Jacob Oram during the upcoming World Cup in the West Indies, as the allrounder will only seek treatment for his fractured finger after the tournament.

The hard-hitting batsman and useful medium pacer will be a crucial part of the New Zealand dynamic, as the team rides into the World Cup high on confidence, having whitewashed Australia in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series. Oram injured his ring finger on his left hand while taking a catch to dismiss Mitchell Johnson in the first match of the series. The injury has been confirmed as a fracture, with scans indicating some tendon damage.

Oram was ruled out of the subsequent two matches and is not expected to be fit in time for New Zealand’s World Cup opener, against England on March 16. Oram will travel with the team to the Caribbean wearing a splint to protect his finger.

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