By CricketCountry Staff
Colombo: Sep 18, 2012
Southee, who was displaying symptoms associated with gastro-enteritis, has been admitted to a Colombo hospital. He is not thought to be in a serious condition and could join the team later.
Daniel Vettori, who was ruled out of the warm-up defeat to South Africa in Colombo because of illness, thought to be food poisoning, has improved and has travelled with the team.
Rob Nicol played in the South Africa match but was ill to travel to Kandy.
"We had a few illnesses leading into the match, only having 11 there, but the whole squad's had a game so far in the last couple of weeks so we're looking forward to the start of the World Cup," bowling coach Damien Wright was quoted saying by the New Zealand Herald.
"Kyle Mills and Jacob Oram weren't going to play in the first place. Dan and Timmy falling ill, both eating at the same place, I'm not sure what it was. It's part and parcel of this part of the world. Sometimes you do get sick and, hopefully, we've got it out of the way now and there will be 15 people to choose from come the first game."