New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson will miss this week’s three-game T20I series against India as he prioritizes preparation for the test series that begins on November 25 in Kanpur. Tim Southee will be the T20 team captain for their first T20I clash against India on Wednesday.
Less than 24 hours after falling to Australia in the final of the ICC T20 World Cup in Dubai, Williamson and the 15-man T20 team arrived in Jaipur on Monday night.
After the upcoming three-game T20I series on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the focus will turn to red ball preparation. It has been decided that Williamson will join the group of testing specialists already forming in Jaipur.
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Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner are also available for both series. Lockie Ferguson’s recovery from a right calf strain continues to progress well and is expected to be available for the T20 series.
BLACKCAPS T20 Template for India: Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (week), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Kane Williamson
BLACKCAPS Test Kit for India: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (week), Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Will Somerville, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, Will Young
The second test begins in Mumbai on December 3.
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