Monday, June 28, 2010

Father-to-be Vettori to skip tri-series against India, SL

Wellington: All set to acceptable his additional adolescent abutting month, New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will skip the August ODI tri-series adjoin India and Sri Lanka, bidding selectors to duke over the administration reins to Ross Taylor in his absence.

"Daniel Vettori will not be activity to Sri Lanka as the bout coincides with the bearing of his additional adolescent and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) supports his wishes to absorb time with his family," New Zealand drillmaster and alternative console agent Mark Greatbatch said in a account actuality today.

"Ross Taylor will captain the aggregation in Daniel's absence and Kyle Mills will be vice-captain of the aggregation to Sri Lanka," he added.

Meanwhile, atomic stumper-batsman Brendon McCullum, who would additionally be absence the alternation to be played in Sri Lanka from August 10, has appear that he would no best accumulate wickets in Tests.

McCullum is additionally due to become a ancestor for the additional time abutting month.

"Brendon McCullum is additionally not travelling to Sri Lanka. He has played over 200 afterwards amateur for New Zealand and with a cogent agenda advanced that culminates with a World Cup aboriginal abutting year, NZC believes it adapted that McCullum spends the time reconditioning in New Zealand. He is additionally assured the bearing of his additional adolescent in July," Greatbatch said.

The 15-member band sees the acknowledgment of Grant Elliott and Jesse Ryder from injury.

"Grant Elliott comes aback afterwards a diffuse aeon out of the game. Jesse Ryder is additionally abiding to the aggregation accepting abiding an bend abrasion during the World Twenty20 in the West Indies."

Kane Williamson gets his aboriginal bout with the civic aggregation based on his accomplished calm First-Class one-day form.

Jeetan Patel allotment to the ancillary as a backup for Vettori.

Meanwhile, Taylor said actuality asked to advance his country was an honour for him.

"It was a appealing appropriate activity back the selectors approached me. While I acknowledge it will be a boxy bout adjoin affection opposition, it represents a acceptable befalling for players to acquaintance sub-continent conditions, decidedly with the World Cup on the horizon," he said.

The Squad: Ross Taylor (captain), Kyle Mills (vice-captain), Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Gareth Hopkins, Nathan McCullum, Andy McKay, Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, Daryl Tuffey, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson.