Kane Williamson will be out of the T20 series against India.© AFP
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will miss the Twenty20 International (T20I) series against India to focus on the following Test series, starting in Kanpur from November 25. The New Zealand Cricket Board on Monday announced the T20 squad for the series in India, with pacer Tim Southee named as the captain for the opening match on November 17 in Williamson’s absence. “BlackCaps captain Kane Williamson will miss the three-match T20I series against India this week as he will prioritize preparation for the Test series starting November 25 in Kanpur,” NZC said in a statement.
“After the first match of the T20 series on Wednesday evening, following the matches played on Friday and Sunday nights, Williamson has been decided to join the Test specialist squad, who are already training in Jaipur,” the statement said. Because they are concentrating on preparing for the red ball.” Reading.
Tim Southee will captain the T20I squad for the opening game on Wednesday, while Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner are also available for both series. Lockie Ferguson’s recovery from a right shin-strain continues well And he is expected to be available for the T20 series.”
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