Taylor, Milne out of SA ODIs with injuries
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor and fast bowler Adam Milne have been ruled out of the home ODI series against South Africa because of injuries. Batsman Kane Williamson will miss the first match because of a problem with his left wrist and will be assessed next week for the remaining two games, New Zealand Cricket has said.
Taylor has a issue with his left calf while Milne has a elbow injury. Williamson returned from the Champions League T20 in India, where he was playing for Northern Knights, with a sore wrist and had a cortisone injection to alleviate the pain.
Fast bowler Tim Southee has a shoulder problem, which excluded him from the New Zealand XI that will play a warm-up game against Ireland in Hamilton on October 18, but he is expected to be fit for the one-day series.
The first two ODIs against South Africa are in Mount Maunganui on October 21 and 24, and the third in Hamilton on October 27. These are New Zealand's first one-day internationals since they played India at home in January.
New Zealand XI squad for Ireland game: Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Dean Brownlie, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Jimmy Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Daniel Vettori, BJ Watling