Friday, August 27, 2010

Jacob Oram will not be available in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa

New Zealand all rounder, Jacob Oram, cannot take part in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament after falling into knee injury. This injury-prone player will undergo surgery next week.

After an MRI scan, Jacob Oram’s damage to patella tendon has been revealed. It means that he will not be available in the upcoming Champions League in South Africa. However, he is hoping to make his return for Pakistan’s visit in December.

This experienced all rounder has been replaced young all rounder, Ben Wheeler. Eighteen-year-old Ben Wheeler is yet to make his make international debut. He has played in the Under-19 World Cup this year.

After sustaining his patella tendon during the practice before the 6th ODI match of the tri-series against India, Jacob Oram was sent home. However, New Zealand lost the match by 105 runs.

Previously, he was seen many times suffering with the same knee. He suffered a torn patella before the start of the Twenty20 championship in the Caribbean in April. Though he made his back in the World Twenty20 shortly but he continued to feel pain and worsened the problem again during a squad camp in Australia in July. He also lost his IPL fee following the same injury that he picked during the ODI series with Australia in March.

New Zealand’s team management was hopeful about him that he would be able to continue his job in the ODI tournament in Sri Lanka, but it became worst and he was sent home this week.

It is not sure how long it will take him to get better. What is sure is that he cannot play for the Central Districts in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 campaign in South Africa next month.

His progress will be followed for four to six weeks by a medical staff who will evaluate his availability for New Zealand selection.

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