Somerset wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter suffers broken thumb

Somerset wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter suffers a broken thumb with his chances of an England recall in May now in doubt

Ryan Bailey
By Ryan Bailey
Craig Kieswetter
Craig Kieswetter has scored 196 runs for Somerset in three matches Photo: Craig Kieswetter/Twitter

Craig Kieswetter has been ruled out for six weeks after the Somerset wicket-keeper broke his thumb during his side’s County Championship game with Warwickshire.

The 25-year-old had been aiming for a recall to England’s one-day squad for their internationals against New Zealand in May, but his hopes of featuring now look in doubt.

Director of cricket Dave Nosworthy said: “Obviously this is very disappointing for us at this stage of the campaign but it is also disappointing for Craig.

“This was a freak accident and with him in such good form and in a good frame of mind with the bat and gloves, it has come at a bad time.

“However, he goes about things in a professional way and with a good rehabilitation programme already planned we will have him back as soon as possible.”

Kieswetter had made an impressive start to the season with the wicketkeeper amassing 196 runs and taking 14 catches in three matches.

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