New Delhi: New Zealand will have their bowling squad tested after their three leading seamers were ruled out from the squad named on Thursday for the one-day series against India.
Pace bowlers Trent Boult (broken hand), Lockie Ferguson (calf strain) and Matt Henry (broken thumb), who were all injured in Australia, have not recovered in time for the three ODIs against India which start next week after the final two Twenty20 fixtures.
New Zealand’s fortunes are at stake as they lost three Tests against Australia and three Twenty20s against India.
Kyle Jamieson has been called into the squad for the first time while Scott Kuggeleijn and Hamish Bennett are recalled after last playing ODIs in Ireland in 2017.
Tom Latham, who broke a finger on his right hand in the third Test against Australia, has been cleared to resume playing.