IND vs NZ T20I Series: After Williamson, Kyle Jamieson to miss the T20I series


IND vs NZ T20I Series: After Williamson, Kyle Jamieson to miss the T20I series

IND vs NZ T20I Series: Kyle Jamieson opts out of the three-match T20I series against India as he joins Kane Williamson for the preparation of the upcoming two-match test series.

Kane Williamson’s exclusion from the T20I series was confirmed on Tuesday after which Tim Southee has been assigned the Captaincy duties for the T20I series. Williamson has been handling his workload apart from managing his elbow injury whi9ch has been troubling him for a while. On the other hand, Kyle Jameison did not get a chance to feature in any game of the T20 World Cup despite being named in the squad. Jamieson’s exclusion from the T20I series means that he will play a key role in the bowling department for the crucial two-match test series.

New Zealand’s head coach Stead Gary confirmed the news of Kyle Jamieson opting out of the T20I series. Gary also said that managing the workload of the New Zealand team is on teh minds of the management when they traveled to India & resting Kyle Jameison & Kane Williamson is a part of this plan.

“We decided through talking with Kane and Kyle that they won’t play in the IND vs NZ T20I series,” Stead said ahead of the opening T20I. “They’re both going to get ready for the Test matches and I think you’ll probably find that the other guys involved in the Test matches who won’t play in the entire series either. It’s a bit of a balancing act at the moment and with three T20 games in five days plus travel to three different cities, it’s a very, very busy time.”

Stead Gary also announced that Lockie Ferguson will make a comeback through the three-match T20I series against India. Lockie Ferguson has missed the entire T20 World Cup due to a right calf injury, but now he is fit & will be back to action from the first T20I which is slated to be played today at Jaipur.

“Lockie is likely to play tomorrow night, which is fantastic to get him back to playing again. He’s recovered very well from his calf injury that he picked up at the very start of the World Cup. So exciting for him and exciting for our team to have him back in our attack,” said Stead on the eve of the first T20I match against India.

Further Stead made it clear that all the players in the squad will get a chance to play in the series.

“You’ll definitely see that the whole squad will get match time over here and again that’s about us managing the workload of the players, especially with the Test matches coming up, which will be a real key priority for us as we work through the next week,” he added.

The New Zealand contingent who was a part of the T20 World Cup reached Jaipur on Monday through a chartered plane & joined the test specialists who have been in India for a while preparing for the WTC fixtures.

“How our day works at the moment is that the Test players will go and train from 10 to 1 on the morning of the matches, we then go back and play the match in the evening, we travel the next day, then we repeat that for three games in a row,” Gary said

“There’s about 26 players and 16 or 17 support staff. Some guys will leave after a week, there will be a number that will head back home, staff and players, from the T20 group that we have had, but it’s probably the biggest support team and the player group that we’ve had together in one place, certainly in my time, and it makes it a little bit more challenging to get around everyone and support them and their needs,” Gary concluded.

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