Joe Denly
Joe Denly | Picture: ECB Twitter

England batsmen Joe Denly will miss the remainder of the five-match T20I series against New Zealand due to an ankle injury.

“Denly picked up the injury in practice on Thursday ahead of the first T20I,” England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement.

“Scan results showed that he has sustained ligament damage to his right ankle,” the statement added.

ECB’s statement further added than Denly will undergo treatment and will be routinely assessed, ahead of the two-match test series against New Zealand.

England has not called up a replacement of Denly for the remaining T20I series, which they lead 1-0.

James Vince and Eoin Morgan stitched a match-winning partnership as England won the first game in Christchurch by 7 wickets.

England handed caps to both Sam Curran and Tom Curran, who became the first brothers to open the bowling for the ‘Three Lions’.

The second T20I will be played at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Sunday.

 

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