Vettori not in for ODI series

Cricket

New Zealand’s veteran spinner and former captain Daniel Vettori will not be considered for the upcoming series against India owing to a back injury which has flared up in recent days.

“Daniel Vettori won’t be considered for the India series and his international cricket career remains under an injury-darkened cloud,” the ‘Dominion Post’ reported quoting confirmation from New Zealand coach Mike Hesson.

New Zealand squad for the five ODIs against India, starting January 19, is set to be named on Wednesday. The ODIs will be followed by two Tests next month.

The inspirational former skipper, who has been battling injury setbacks, is also scheduled to have a chat with Hesson about his future by the end of this month.

“I’ve spoken to Dan and he wants to come back from Australia and see how his body is, then have a good catch up with Brendon and I and chat about his future,” Hesson said.

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