Southee, who has played 138 ODIs for the Black Caps taking 179 wickets 34.84, has lost out to the likes of Lockie Ferguson, Colin de Grandhomme and Doug Bracewell in recent times
Southee, who has played 138 ODIs for the Black Caps taking 179 wickets 34.84, has lost out to the likes of Lockie Ferguson, Colin de Grandhomme and Doug Bracewell in recent times

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson backed pacr Tim Southee stating that the veteran bowler still have future in white-ball cricket despite the fact that he was rested for all last four ODI matches against India. (ALSO READ: India vs New Zealand, 1st T20I: Rishabh Pant, pacers in focus for India)

“We’ve had a number of guys getting some good game time in that Indian series, where Tim had played a huge amount of cricket,” Williamson said during the pre-match press conference ahead of the 1st T20I against India at Wellington on Wednesday.

“He’s a massive part of our side, a leader in the group. “It’s one of those things. It’s unfortunate on one hand, but I think for the collective it’s a really positive thing that a number of guys are getting opportunities to have those experiences against a fantastic Indian side,” he further added.

Southee, who has played 138 ODIs for the Black Caps taking 179 wickets 34.84, has lost out to the likes of Lockie Ferguson, Colin de Grandhomme and Doug Bracewell in recent times. However, he has a chance to claim a World Cup spot in the absence of Trent Boult in the three-match T20I series against India.