By CricketCountry Staff
Auckland: Feb 21, 2012
New Zealand suffered a major blow on Tuesday when their star all-rounder Jacob Oram was ruled out of the remainder of The National Bank Twenty20 and ODI series against South Africa.
Oram had minor discomfort since his last ODI appearance against Zimbabwe. The scans have revealed that the cricketer has a strain in the left calf muscle.
New Zealand Cricket Physiotherapist Paul Close said: "Although it's a relatively minor calf injury the congested nature of the series means Jake won't be available for the ODIs."
“It's hugely disappointing to miss playing against South Africa. I felt pretty good in the matches against Zimbabwe and was looking forward to the series,” said Oram.
“I hate missing matches for New Zealand but I'm confident I can return to cricket injury-free following a course of rehabilitation. I hope to be back playing in about a fortnight,” he was quoted as saying by Yahoo Sport.