Ian Butler replaces Trent Boult in New Zealand squad

Jun 01, 2013, 02:40 IST | AFP

Ian Butler was confirmed yesterday by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as an injury replacement for Trent Boult in New Zealand's Champions Trophy squad.

Left-arm seamer Boult was ruled out on Thursday of the three-match one-day series against England.

Ian Butler
Ian Butler

Boult suffered a side injury during New Zealand’s 247-run second Test defeat at Headingley, concluded Tuesday, and bowled just two overs in England's second innings.

An MRI scan on Wednesday confirmed the initial diagnosis of a muscle tear in Boult’s right side. 

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