Cricket World Cup 2019: Blackcaps keeper Tom Latham questionable with finger injury

Blackcaps wicketkeeper Tom Latham is under an injury cloud for the Cricket World Cup with a finger injury.

The 27-year-old picked up the injury during the final warm-up match in Australia, playing with a New Zealand XI side.

Blackcaps selector Gavin Larson told Trackside Radio that the injury wouldn't rule him out of the World Cup, but he may not participate in warm-up fixtures against India and the West Indies on May 25 and 28 respectively.

Tom Blundell's the back-up wicketkeeper in the squad, while Tim Seifert and BJ Watling are part of a standby group but will remain in New Zealand.

"He took a blow on the end of his finger," explained Larson. "He's been medically cleared to take part in the World Cup.

"Whether he takes his place in the warm-ups [is unclear] and we will take a day-by-day approach.

"We have 15 guys jumping on the plane, including Tom, who are jumping of their skin and ready to get into it.

"They're both ready; Tim has come off the back of his finger injury, that's OK, and BJ has been going well. We've got the different skill sets covered."

The team flies out to the UK on Sunday. 

The Blackcaps open their World Cup campaign against Sri Lanka on June 1 at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.


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