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Sodhi replaces injured Astle in New Zealand squad

Ish Sodhi bowls Getty Images

A groin strain has ruled Todd Astle out of New Zealand's squad for their ODI and T20I tour of India. Fellow legspinner Ish Sodhi, who was initially only named in the T20I squad, will replace Astle in the ODI squad.

Astle suffered the injury during the New Zealanders' tour game against Board President's XI at the Brabourne Stadium on Tuesday, walking off the field after bowling just three balls. According to an NZC release, a scan confirmed Astle had suffered a tear to his right side, which would rule him out for around three weeks.

The ODI series begins on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

ODI squad: Kane Williamson (capt), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, George Worker.