New Zealand‘s veteran spinner and former captain Daniel Vettori will not be considered for the upcoming series against India owing to a back injury which has flared up in recent days.


New Zealand squad for the five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against India, starting January 19, is set to be named on Wednesday. The ODIs will be followed by two Tests next month.


The inspirational former skipper, who has been battling injury setbacks, is also scheduled to have a chat with coach Mike Hesson about his future by the end of this month.


Vettori is currently playing for Brisbane Heat in the Australian Big Bash. Turning 35 this month, Vettori’s latest back problem has necessitated three pain-killing injections in the space of few days.