Ian Butler replaces Trent Boult in New Zealand squad
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.
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.