Grant Elliott has been called into the New Zealand squad for the NatWest Series against England following an injury to Jacob Oram.
Oram suffered a hamstring strain during the warm-up to Friday's Twenty20 international at Old Trafford - and has already been ruled out Wednesday's second ODI in Birmingham.
The all-rounder is also a doubt for Saturday's game in Bristol, prompting Elliott to be summoned from playing club cricket in Surrey.
"Jacob's one of the best one-day players in the world so every time you take a guy like that out of your side it's a real loss," New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori said.
"I think he'll struggle for the next game and we'll just push him as hard as we can for the following one in Bristol.
"Because we've got such a big break after this we can probably push it a little harder than we normally would with Jacob."
South African-born all-rounder Elliott made his only Test appearance in the defeat to England in Napier in March, while he has yet to make his ODI debut.
Domestically the 29-year-old averages 33.51 with the bat in the shorter form of the game, and has taken 46 wickets at an average of 30.84.
He could well come straight into the side if the Black Caps decide to alter their line-up in the desire to strengthen a bowling attack that conceded over 300 at Durham.
Vettori added: "We've got guys in the team who are feeling all right with their performances and have done some good stuff but as a whole we're obviously right down there because we're not playing as well as we can and our performances haven't lived up to our own expectations.
"There are going to be some discussions about that and you just try and lift guys as much as you can and not be too hard on the younger guys - and probably be harder on the more experienced guys."