Injured Daniel Vettori misses Sri Lanka tour

Last Updated: 11/10/12 7:45am

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Daniel Vettori: Misses Sri Lanka tour through injury

Daniel Vettori: Misses Sri Lanka tour through injury

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Daniel Vettori will miss New Zealand's tour of Sri Lanka because of an Achilles injury.

The New Zealand selectors have given a first call-up to leg-spinning all-rounder Todd Astle, the only new face in the squad for a tour that comprises a Twenty20 international, five one-day internationals and Two test matches.

"We have kept faith with the bulk of the players who took part in the recent winter tours and ICC World Twenty20," selection manager Kim Littlejohn said.

"The one new face is Todd Astle. He has the ability to contribute in all three facets of the game and deserves his opportunity after a putting in consistent performances over a number of seasons."

Leg-spinner Tarun Nethula, who toured India in Auguest, has been left out.

Vettori sustained a recurrence of a chronic Achilles injury during the recent Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.

Pace bowler Doug Bracewell has also been left out of the limited overs squads "to work on a few minor technical issues with his action", Littlejohn said, though he will join the team for the Tests.

The limited overs side also includes 12 of the players who were in Sri Lanka for the Twenty20 World Cup with left arm swing bowler Trent Boult, all-rounder Andrew Ellis and batsman Tom Latham joining the team.

Batsman Martin Guptill has been left out of the limited overs squads to give the Derbyshire man a rest.

Limited overs squad:

Ross Taylor (captain), Trent Boult, Andrew Ellis, James Franklin, Roneel Hira, Rob Nicol, Tom Latham, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Jacob Oram, Tim Southee, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson

Test squad:

Ross Taylor (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Daniel Flynn, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Chris Martin, Brendon McCullum, Rob Nicol, Jeetan Patel, Tim Southee, Kruger van Wyk, Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson

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