<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-652739" alt="NZC2" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/NZC21.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> <p></p> <p></p>A groin strain has ruled out <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/todd-astle" target="_blank">Todd Astle</a> from <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/new-zealand" target="_blank">New Zealand</a> upcoming ODI and T20 series against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india" target="_blank">India</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Astle suffered the injury in a warm-up game between New Zealand and a President Board s XI in Mumbai on Tuesday. Further assessment and a scan confirmed Astle to have suffered a tear on his right side, which will see him ruled out for around three weeks. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ish-sodhi" target="_blank">Ish Sodhi</a>, who was originally only named in the Twenty20 squad, will replace Astle in the ODI side. <p></p> <p></p>New Zealand Coach Mike Hesson said it was cruel timing for Astle. <p></p> <p></p> Todd was really impressive in the recent New Zealand A tour over here and had done everything he possibly could to get himself ready for this series, said Hesson. <p></p> <p></p> He deserved this opportunity and everyone in the team is certainly feeling for Todd. He ll return to New Zealand and get himself ready for a big summer. <p></p> <p></p>New Zealand play the first ODI on 22 October at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.