India vs New Zealand: Pacer Mitchell McClenaghan ruled out of ODIs

New Zealand's preparations for the upcoming tour of India received another blow on Friday when pacer Mitchell McClenaghan was ruled out of the ODI series that begins on 16 October.

FP Sports, Sep, 09 2016

New Zealand's preparations for the upcoming tour of India received another blow on Friday when pacer Mitchell McClenaghan was ruled out of the five-match One-Day Internationals (ODI) series that begins on 16 October.

According to a report on ESPNCricinfo, McClenaghan is yet to recover from the pelvic injury that he sustained earlier this year, which forced the selectors to make the decision.

"Mitch is out with a pelvis injury which he suffered earlier in the year. He is recovering well but won't be available for the coming tour," a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) spokesperson was quoted as saying.

McClenaghan has not played a 50-over international fixture since the first one-dayer against Pakistan back home in January, in which he suffered a fracture above his left eye off an Anwar Ali bouncer that forced him to retire hurt in the innings.

File photo of Mitchell McClenaghan. Reuters

File photo of Mitchell McClenaghan. Reuters

McClenaghan, however, recovered in time to represent the Black Caps in the ICC World T20 that followed, in which they lost to England in the semi-final.

The 30-year-old went on to enjoy a successful season for Mumbai Indians in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), taking 17 wickets from 14 appearances to finish as the highest wicket-taker for the side. Given the rich vein of form with the ball that he had exhibited on Indian surfaces, as well as his handiness with the bat, McClenaghan would have been an asset to the side.

New Zealand, who are yet to announce their squad for the ODIs, have also expressed doubts over the participation of pacer Adam Milne, who is yet to recover from an elbow injury as per a report on Cricbuzz. However, all-rounder Corey Anderson, who hasn't made an appearance since the World T20 due to a back injury, is a favourite for making it into the squad.

The Black Caps, who are yet to win a Test series in India, have announced their squad for the upcoming three-Test series that gets underway on 22 September. Jimmy Neesham, who last made an international appearance in the Brisbane Test against Australia last year, returns to the side, with Kane Williamson leading the side.

Published Date: Sep 09, 2016 | Updated Date: Sep 09, 2016




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
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2 India 6379 120
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
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1 Pakistan 2843 124
2 New Zealand 1925 120
3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119