News : NZ Tour of India, 2021

Gary Stead, the New Zealand head coach, has confirmed on Wednesday (November 17) that Kyle Jamieson will also not feature in the three-match T20I series against India

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News : NZ Tour of India, 2021

as he joins Kane Williamson and the rest of the Test specialists in the red-ball preparations ahead of the two-Test series.

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Williamson's absence was confirmed on Tuesday, which has left Tim Southee with the captaincy duties for the T20 games.

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Williamson has been handling his workload apart from managing an elbow issue that has troubled him for a while.

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Meanwhile, Jamieson did not get a game in the T20 World Cup despite featuring in the squad and his absence from the upcoming T20 games suggests that he is set to play a key role in the bowling department for the two Test matches.

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New Zealand, though, will be boosted by the return of Lockie Ferguson, who is set to play in the T20 matches having missed the World Cup due to a right calf injury.

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"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.

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News : NZ Tour of India, 2021

So exciting for him and exciting for our team to have him back in our attack," said Stead, who added that all the players in the squad will get to play at some point in the series.

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