Kyle Jamieson of New Zealand will be sidelined from the current ODI series against Bangladesh after suffering a stiff hamstring on his return from the test tour, New Zealand Cricket announced on Monday.
The towering fast bowled only four overs in last month’s second test win over Bangladesh in Mirpur and missed Sunday’s 44-run victory in the first ODI in Dunedin.
He will miss the series’ final matches in Nelson on Wednesday and Napier on Saturday, but he should be eligible for the T20 series, which begins on December 27 in Napier.
Ben Sears, a fast bowler for the Wellington Firebirds, has been called up as injury cover for Jamieson.
Sears, 25, who last played international cricket in a T20 encounter against the Netherlands more than a year ago, will look to make his ODI debut.
The selectors did not want to take any additional risks with Jamieson, who has been plagued by back issues for much of the past two seasons, according to New Zealand head coach Gary Stead.
“As we flagged when naming the ODI squad we see the series as a chance to provide opportunities to some new players, and Ben fits that category,” he said.
Finn Allen, the top order batsman, will miss the Nelson ODI to play a domestic T20 match for Auckland, but will return for the final ODI.