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Tim Southee ruled out of India Tests

New Zealand bowler Tim Southee has been ruled out of the Test series against India due to an ankle strain.

Southee suffered the strain during practice and will now head back to New Zealand to be fit in time for the ODIs.

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said, 

 

 

Tim has been working hard in preparation for this tour, so he's understandably very disappointed to be ruled out of all three Tests. The focus now is for Tim to give his ankle 7-10 days’ rest, before slowly building his bowling loads back up ahead of the ODI series.

 

 

Matt Henry has been called up as Southee’s replacement. The first test begins on September 22nd, 2016.

New Zealand's Test squad:

Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Mark Craig, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling

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