New Zealand's Vettori out of 2nd West Indies Test

  • AFP, Wellington
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  • Updated: Aug 01, 2012 08:44 IST

New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori will miss the second Test against the West Indies in Kingston with a groin strain, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old managed to play on after suffering an adductor strain in the first Test, when the Black Caps slumped to a nine-wicket loss, but would not be fit for the Kingston match, NZC physiotherapist Paul Close said.

"Dan will return to New Zealand where here will be monitored closely and undergo a period of rehabilitation," Close said.

"He will require a rest from bowling and his return date will be determined by how well he responds to the treatment."

New Zealand will be hoping to rehabilitate Vettori, the country's most capped Test player, in time for the Black Caps' tour of India, which begins on August 23.

His absence in Kingston potentially opens the way for leg spinner Tarun Nethula to make his Test debut.

 

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