Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mills and Vettori to miss Sri Lanka contest

Daniel Vettori was helped off the field after suffering knee injury
New Zealand Skipper Daniel Vettori and Kiwi pacer Kyle Mills were not participating in New Zealand's final group game against Sri Lanka on Friday in Mumbai. It is a vital contest for New Zealand to secure its top position in Group A. New Zealand's stand-in captain, Ross Taylor said, "At this stage, we are looking for at having Kyle Mills and Daniel Vettori for the quarter final match. Their injuries are minor but they are probably not prepared for taking part in Sri Lanka contest".
Vettori hurt his knee while attempting a catch in the triumph against Pakistan last week while Mills protracted his left quarricep in the match against Canada last Sunday. Both these players were present along with their side at the Wankhede Stadium, but they are just grinded around with them.
As precautionary measures from New Zealand team management, they have called Dary Tuffy in the quick replacement for Kyle Mills as he is enduring from a quad strain. The medical team is working hard to get Kyle fit. Tuffey is currently playing in New Zealand's first-class contest. He will join the team on Friday.
Taylor said, "Our top four or five players are much settled. The way Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum batted, have given an outstanding platform. Other strength of ours is the middle order batting order and the power hitting".

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