Oram shrugs off injury

Black Caps all-rounder Jacob Oram has said his broken finger on his left hand won’t stop him playing a full part in the World Cup.

Oram broke his finger during the Chappell-Hadlee series last month and made a comment that he would amputate it if it forced him out of the World Cup. This was taken seriously by many sections of the media world-wide and Oram has now said he regrets making the comment which was meant in jest at the time he said.

Oram top-scored with 88 in the Black Caps recent warm-up match against Bangladesh where they lost by two wickets. Oram told reporters that “Once I started getting the confidence in my hands again I was all go. But what I did learn is if I actually try to catch the ball and stop the ball properly, my finger’s nowhere near it anyway. So it’s just trying to get that technique right.”

New Zealand play one more warm-up match against Sri Lanka in Barbados on Friday, before the real stuff begins with their first match of Group C being against England in St Lucia on Tuesday.

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