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England has lost a spinner to concussion, while the New Zealand skipper looks towards One Day Internationals (ODIs).

England spinner Sophie Glenn will miss the next three matches of her team’s tour of New Zealand due to concussion recovery.

Glenn sustained the injury while diving for a catch during the third T20I against New Zealand in Nelson. As a result, she sat out the subsequent match as England secured an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series.

Ranked No.2 in the world for T20I bowlers, Glenn will be absent for the fifth T20I and the first two ODIs as she continues her rehabilitation. There is a possibility of her returning for the final ODI in Hamilton on April 7.

England’s cricket board, ECB, confirmed the news, stating that Glenn will follow the Graded Return to Play Protocols. No replacement has been named for her in the squad at this stage.

On the other hand, New Zealand captain Sophie Devine suffered a quad injury during the fourth T20I in Wellington. Although she only bowled one over and didn’t bat, Devine believes the strain is minor and is optimistic about her return for the ODIs.

Despite her hopes, New Zealand’s statement revealed that Devine would miss the final T20I, aiming for participation in the ODIs. Coach Ben Sawyer emphasized the importance of the ODI series for ICC Women’s Championship points and expressed hope for Devine’s swift recovery.

As a precaution, young batter Georgia Plimmer has been included in New Zealand’s squad as cover for Devine.

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