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New Zealand vs India: Pacer Jamieson in line for Black Caps ODI debut

Chirstchurch, January 29: Fast bowler Kyle Jamieson is likely to make his debut for New Zealand during the three-match ODI series against India beginning in Hamilton on February 5. The 25-year-old had impressed during the One-day series against India A, taking six wickets. He was left out of New Zealand A’s squad for the upcoming first unofficial Test at Christchurch, keeping in mind the upcoming series against India. New Zealand pace trio of Lockie Ferguson (right calf), Trent Boult (left hand) and Matt Henry (left thumb) are recovering from injuries they sustained during the Test series in Australia and selector Gavin Larsen said Jamieson would be a cover for the ODI series.

“Kyle would have been selected for these four-day matches, but with the current injury concerns amongst our fast bowlers, we feel it’s better he stays focused on white-ball cricket,” Larsen was quoted as saying at stuff.co.nz. “He’s just finished three very competitive one-day games against India A, including an impressive 4-49 in the final game, and will play in the Ford Trophy this week to be primed for the ODI series if required.”