Southee fractures a bone in his right thumb.

Southee injured himself while attempting to catch Joe Root in the 14th over of England’s innings.

Tim Southee’s eligibility for the 2019 World Cup in India has been called into question after he shattered a bone in his right thumb while fielding in the fourth One-Day International against England on Friday at Lord’s.

Southee was injured while attempting to catch Joe Root in the 14th over of England’s innings. Trent Boult replaced him on the field when he was pulled off. He did not bat again later in the day.

“A timeline for his recovery will be established tomorrow when he undergoes further assessment,” according to New Zealand Cricket.

Tim Southee’s eligibility for the 2019 World Cup in India has been called into question after he shattered a bone in his right thumb while fielding in the fourth One-Day International against England on Friday at Lord’s.

Southee was injured while attempting to catch Joe Root in the 14th over of England’s innings. Trent Boult replaced him on the field when he was pulled off. He did not bat again later in the day.

“A timeline for his recovery will be established tomorrow when he undergoes further assessment,” according to New Zealand Cricket.

New Zealand lost the fourth one-day international by 100 runs and now trail the five-match series 3-1. Southee is one of four frontline pacers named to New Zealand’s World Cup roster, including Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and Lockie Ferguson.

New Zealand’s World Cup campaign kicks off on October 5 in Ahmedabad against defending winners England.