24 Jun 2016

McClenaghan out for six weeks

8:23 am on 24 June 2016

The Black Caps fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan has suffered an injury while playing in England which will keep him out of the game for at least six weeks.

Pace bowler Mitchell McClenaghan was named man of the match.

Pace bowler Mitchell McClenaghan was named man of the match. Photo: Photosport

McClenaghan picked up a stress fracture to his pelvis while playing for Middlesex in their T20 competition.

The injury will rule him out of the rest of the tournament.

Middlesex's Managing Director of Cricket, Angus Fraser, described the loss of McClenaghan as a big blow.

"Losing Mitchell is a big blow for us," Fraser said. "He is an outstanding white-ball bowler who brings variety, skill and nous to any side he plays for."

McClenaghan hasn't been selected for the Black Caps next assignment which is a test tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa starting next month.

However he will be hoping to recover in time for the ODI leg of New Zealand's tour of India in September-October.

30 year old McClenaghan has played 48 ODI's for New Zealand and 28 T20's.

Meanwhile Grant Elliott has been called into the Caribbean Premier Cricket League as an injury replacement.

Elliott will play for the St. Lucia Zouks as Eddie Leie has been ruled out due to a finger injury.

Elliott has played 16 T20 Internationals.

The 37 year old retired from ODI's earlier this year.

The CPL starts next week.

Elliott joins an overseas contingent which also includes Australia duo Shane Watson and Michael Hussey, South African duo David Miller and Morne Morkel and will be captained once more by Darren Sammy, one of three ICC World T20 champions in the Zouks panel alongside Johnson Charles and Andre Fletcher.