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Thu Apr 24 01:45:49 SAST 2014

Vettori ruled out of second test against Windies

Reuters | 01 August, 2012 10:080 Comments
New Zealand v South Africa - 3rd Test: Day 2
Daniel Vettori of New Zealand unsuccessfully attempts to prevent a boundary during day two of the third test between New Zealand and South Africa at Basin Reserve on March 24, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand
Image by: Hagen Hopkins / Getty Images

New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori will miss the second test against West Indies starting on Thursday in Kingston with a groin strain, the country’s cricket board said on Wednesday.

The left-arm spinner suffered a right abductor strain during the first test against West Indies, which New Zealand lost by nine wickets.

“Dan (Vettori) had some discomfort while in the field on day three of the first test match with assessment confirming an adductor injury,” Paul Close, the team’s physiotherapist, said in a statement posted on the New Zealand Cricket website (

“It was managed during the match but further assessment has indicated he will not be fully fit in time for the next test.

“Dan will return to New Zealand where here will be monitored closely and undergo a period of rehabilitation.

“He will require a rest from bowling and his return date will be determined by how well he responds to the treatment.”

Former captain Vettori, 33, is New Zealand’s most capped test cricketer and will be crucial for the team when they tour India for a two-test series starting Aug. 23.

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