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Williamson will join the Test specialist group in Jaipur.
Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain, will miss the upcoming T20I series against India in order to prepare for the subsequent two-Test series, it was announced on Tuesday (November 16). New Zealand's three-match T20I series against India begins on November 17 in Jaipur and Williamson, who is with the squad, will focus on the red-ball preparations while Tim Southee will lead the team in the Twenty20 games.
New Zealand, who finished runners-up in the just-concluded Men's T20 WC 2021, arrived in Jaipur on Monday. The second T20I will be played in Ranchi on November 19 while the final game is on November 21 in Kolkata. The two Tests will be played in Kanpur and Mumbai from November 25-29 and December 3-7 respectively.
“With the opening game of the T20 series on Wednesday evening, followed by games on Friday and Sunday night – the decision was made for Williamson to join the Test specialist group already training in Jaipur as they focus on red-ball preparation,” stated a media release.
New Zealand Cricket also revealed that Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner will be available for selection for both series. The release also added that Lockie Ferguson, who missed the T20 WC due to a right calf injury, has made good recovery and is expected to be available for the T20I series