Tuffey out of one-day series
New Zealand’s injury problems ahead of the second one-day international against India in Jaipur continue to get worse, with paceman Daryl Tuffey pulling out due to a bicep strain.
The 32-year-old’s withdrawal will be a major blow to a Black Caps side who are already short of personnel following back injuries to skipper Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum.
The seamer will fly home to recover from the strain he suffered during New Zealand's 40-run defeat in the opener of the five-match one-day series at Guwahati.
Tuffey claimed 2-56 in the match on Sunday, having been flown in exclusively for the one-day series after the tourists lost the three-Test rubber 1-0.
"Daryl developed discomfort in his right bicep while he was playing but was able to manage it during the match,” Mark Greatbatch, New Zealand's coach and selector, said.
“It appeared to be okay when he was bowling, but now he's unable to throw without pain so he will return home for further assessment and treatment," he added.
Vettori and McCullum were also not available for the first match and the inexperienced side was led by Ross Taylor.
There is still no confirmation whether Vettori or McCullum will be available for the game tomorrow.
“We are hopeful that both Dan and Brendon will be available for the next match. Dan is more likely at this stage but we are monitoring both on a day-to-day basis,” Greatbatch said.
“A decision on the final line-up is expected shortly before the match.”