Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been ruled out of the remainder of the Caribbean Premier League due to a broken arm.
The hard hitting opener represents the Trinbago Knight Riders in the ongoing season of the T20 league. Trinbago who lost the match against Barbados Tridents on Sunday is still on the top of the table and have almost secured their place in the playoffs.
McCullum opened the innings for the Knight Riders while chasing 137 runs. He started off in a fiery manner, as he raced to 26 runs off 19 deliveries. Later, McCullum was struck on the arm by a delivery bowled by Wayne Parnell. The Kiwi had to retire hurt immediately. He was then taken to a nearby hospital for an X-ray. The reports further revealed that he had a broken arm and now has been ruled out with immediate effect.
McCullum, later took to social media to confirm the news. He uploaded a photo of his X-ray and wrote,
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) September 3, 2017
Even after McCullum’s quick start to the innings, the Knight Riders couldn’t capitalise. Only Dwayne Bravo (22) and Javon Searles (29) made it to the double figures, as the Knight Riders middle-order had a rare collapse. Wayne Parnell was adjudged the Man of the Match, as his all round performance single handedly won the game for the Tridents.
In the first innings, Tridents were reeling 62 for seven in 10 overs before Parnell arrived and steadied the ship. He scored 44 runs off 35 deliveries which helped them reach 136/7 in 20 overs.
He then finished with 3/31 in his quota of four overs. Despite the win, Tridents are set to miss the playoffs and are fifth in the league table. On the other hand, Trinbago Knight Riders are on the top of the league.