Denly from England out of the New Zealand T20 series with ankle injury

England batter Joe Denly has been ruled out from the rest of the Twenty20 international series against New Zealand after damaging ligaments in his right ankle, the England and Wales Cricket Board He said Saturday.

The 33-year-old first-order hitter missed England's seven wicket victory at the inaugural T20I in Christchurch, but participated in the two warm-up games against a New Zealand XI.

The England camp has not been recruited into a replacement, as they hope Denly can still recover in time for the two-game test series against New Zealand, which starts at Mount Maunganui on November 21.

A rehabilitation program will now begin and be routinely evaluated before the two-game test series against the Black Caps, he added. ECB He said in a statement.

Denly endured a mixed series of homemade ashes against Australia, scoring 312 runs in five events, scoring three half centuries in the last three games.

The second of the five T20 games between the two teams will be played in Wellington on Sunday.