New Zealand’s ODI squad has received another blow as fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan has been ruled out of the five-match series against India with a pelvis injury. Adam Milne is also unlikely to make the squad, having not fully recovered from an elbow surgery.
“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 spokesperson said.
McClenaghan has not played an ODI since suffering a hairline fracture above his left eye against Pakistan in Wellington earlier in the year.
After recovering from that injury, he returned to New Zealand’s squad for the World T20 in India, and took four wickets in four matches at an average of 21.75.
McClenaghan was also a regular inclusion for his franchise Mumbai Indians in the IPL, finishing as the side’s highest wicket-taker with 17 wickets in 14 games at an average of 25.64, before picking up the pelvis injury while representing English county Middlesex in the NatWest T20 Blast in June.
New Zealand begin the ODI series on October 16 in Dharamsala.