New Zealand vs West Indies 2020: Colin de Grandhomme out of Test, leads Mitchell Santner in final T20I

New Zealand vs West Indies 2020: Colin de Grandhomme out of Test, leads Mitchell Santner in final T20I


New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against West Indies due to bone bruising in his right-foot. He will be replaced by Daryl Mitchell in the squad.

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West Indies vs New Zealand 2020 Full Fixtures

November 27: West Indies vs New Zealand 1st T20I at Eden Park, Auckland
November 29: West Indies vs New Zealand 2nd T20I at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
November 30: West Indies vs New Zealand 3rd T20I at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
December 3-7: West Indies vs New Zealand 1st Test at Seddon Park, Hamilton
December 11-15: West Indies vs New Zealand 2nd Test at Basin Reserve, Wellington

Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner was named Ajaz Patel cover for the first Test in Hamilton starting on December 3, as the subsequent calf tear did not turn out enough on time.Santner has also been named as the Black Caps' captain for the third T20I to be played on Monday. He will become Tim Southee (who has been rested for the game) and the eighth T20I captain for New Zealand.

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"The unavailability of Colin and Ajaz has obviously had a flow on effect to our T20I squad who are providing the replacement players for the Test squad," head coach Gary Stead said."It's disappointing for Colin to be ruled out of the Tests completely and he'll now target being fit and available for the Boxing Day Test at Bay Oval. Ajaz will join the team in Hamilton to have treatment and train. We will make a call on the second Test in Wellington closer to the time," he added.

Since making his debuting in 2015, Santner has played 138 times for the Black Caps, including 44 T20Is.

His 52 T20I wickets are the most by any New Zealand bowler since his debut and he is currently ranked sixth in the ICC T20I bowling rankings.

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"I'd like to acknowledge Mitch Santner for taking on the responsibility to captain the T20 side. It's a great honour to lead your country and I know his calm demeanour along with the sheer amount of international experience he's amassed in the past five years will hold him in good stead," said the New Zealand head coach.

The first of the three T20Is will be played on Friday at the Eden Park.