New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has opted out of the upcoming three-match T20I sequence in opposition to India to concentrate on two Checks of the 2021-23 ICC World Take a look at Championship.
In Williamson’s absence, quick bowler Tim Southee will lead the Black Caps within the limited-overs sequence, beginning November 17 in Jaipur. In the meantime, the primary Take a look at of the two-match leg will start on November 25.
“With the opening sport of the T20 sequence on Wednesday night, adopted by video games on Friday and Sunday evening – the choice was made for Williamson to affix the Take a look at specialist group already coaching in Jaipur as they concentrate on red-ball preparation,” New Zealand Cricket (NZC) stated in a press launch on Tuesday.
“Tim Southee will captain the T20 aspect for the opening sport on Wednesday, whereas Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, and Mitchell Santner are additionally out there for each sequence.”
Earlier, New Zealand lost to Australia in the summit clash of the recently-concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 held within the UAE.
A day after dealing with the defeat, Williamson & Co. landed in Jaipur from Dubai. Nevertheless, the Black Caps didn’t undergo the necessary quarantine because it was a bubble to bubble switch.
“They arrived within the night and might be examined as per protocol earlier than they’ve their apply session tomorrow,” the Rajasthan Cricket Affiliation (RCA) stated in an announcement.
However, the hosts India, who did not qualify for the knockouts within the 2021 T20 World Cup, will start their task below new head coach Rahul Dravid.
New Zealand’s revised T20I squad for India tour:
Tim Southee (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi.