<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="New Zealand veteran Daniel Vettori uncertian for England Test series" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130130131402.jpg" title="New Zealand veteran Daniel Vettori uncertian for England Test series" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Daniel Vettori is recovering from Achilles injury and is likely to get fit by May © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Dunedin: Jan 30, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> There is uncertainty over New Zealand's veteran <a href="/tags/Daniel-Vettori/post" target="_blank">Daniel Vettori</a>’s availability for the upcoming home series against England. Vettori is recovering from injury in Achilles and there is no surety whether he can recover on time.<br /> <br /> "I'm hoping to be available for selection for Northern Districts' one-day campaign, and then whatever happens from there happens," Vettori was quoted as saying by <em>Reuters</em>.<br /> <br /> Vettori said it is unlikely that he will be able to play the longer-form in the leadup to the three-Test series, which starts on March 6 at Dundedin.<br /> <br /> "I won't be able to play any four-day cricket, so the Test matches against England may be a stretch for me."<br /> <br /> As a result, Vettori is aiming New Zealand’s tour to <a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England</a> in May.<br /> <br /> "But Achilles are funny things, they come and go with the pain and I need to prove to not only the selectors, but myself, that I can manage back-to-back days of cricket. That's the plan, but I'll just see how I go," Vettori added.<br /> <br /> The 34-year-old hurt his foot during the <a href="/tags/ICC-World-T20-2012/post" target="_blank">ICC World Twenty20</a> tournament in September and hasn’t been playing since then. He missed New Zealand's tours to Sri Lanka and South Africa.