New Zealand strike bowler Tim Southee will miss the one-day series against Australia yet Blackcaps coach Mike Hesson was idealistic the seamer would recover from a foot injury in time for the consequent Test series.
Southee, 27, has been an observer for the ongoing Twenty20 series against Pakistan subsequent to agony wounding deep down in his left foot amid the one-day series against Sri Lanka a month ago.
Hesson said the three match one-day series against Australia, beginning in Auckland on Feb. 3, was too early for Boult however the two-Test arrangement starting in Wellington nine days after the fact was more probable.
“Tim is improving pleasantly and he’ll be with us this week (in Wellington) to work with his rehab,” Hesson was qouted as saying by New Zealand media on Wednesday.
“He’s unlikely (to play the Australia ODIs). We’ll concentrate on the Test series at this moment and ensure that he’s firing. We unquestionably won’t constrain him playing any games sooner than that unless we need him.”
Hesson said Boult could play a four-day local game to shake off the rust and demonstrate his wellness before confronting Australia, who can turn into the top rank Test playing country in the event that they win the two-match series.
The coach said that resigning captain Brendon McCullum was additionally gaining great progress from a back protestation and ought to highlight in the one-day series against Pakistan before the Australians land for his last conflict.
“Brendon’s prone to be back for (the third one-dayer against Pakistan on Jan. 31),” Hesson said.
“He’s improving truly well and doing a lot of work far from the game, from a wellness perspective and we’re truly satisfied with the way he’s following. Ideally he’ll play a part in the Pakistan series and in the event that he does that will be great prep for the Chappell-Hadlee (against Australia) and beyond.”