Injured paceman Boult to return home

New Zealand

New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult will fly home and will miss the rest of the limited-overs series in England due to a back injury.

Left-arm quick Boult, who played in the two Tests and the first two ODI's on tour, will miss the last three ODI's and the one-off T20 against the Three Lions.

New Zealand Cricket said in a statement: "Trent Boult was ruled out of the match and the remainder of the England Tour with a stress related injury to his back. Boult will return home tomorrow (Monday) for further assessment."

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum said: "It's a huge blow to be without Trent Boult, it's tough for him to be struck down with injury."

The tourists have already lost allrounder Corey Anderson and fast bowler Adam Milne due to injuries.

Ben Wheeler, who was a replacement for Milne, made his debut in the third ODI on Sunday.