Tuffey blow for Black Caps
Paceman Daryl Tuffey has added to New Zealand's mounting injury problems after pulling out of the second one-dayer against India.
Last Updated: 30/11/10 5:21pm
Paceman Daryl Tuffey has added to New Zealand's mounting injury problems after pulling out of the second one-dayer against India on Wednesday with a bicep strain.
Tuffey picked up the injury during the tourists' 40-run defeat in the opening contest of the five-match series in Guwahati, where he claimed figures of 2-56.
The 32-year-old, who was brought in specifically for the limited-overs matches after the Black Caps lost the preceding three-Test series, will now fly home to recover.
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori and star batsman Brendon McCullum are also struggling with back problems.
"Daryl developed discomfort in his right bicep while he was playing but was able to manage it during the match," New Zealand coach and selector Mark Greatbatch 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."
Vettori and McCullum missed the first match but there has been no confirmation if they will be available for the second contest in Jaipur.
Greatbatch added: "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. A decision on the final line-up is expected shortly before the match."