Former New Zea land captain Daniel Vettori has only a 10 per cent chance of being well for upcoming test and T20 tour of India.
The left-arm spinner withdrew from the 2nd test against the West Indies in Jamaica due to a right adductor injure and flew home.
The 1st of the 2 tests, at Hyderabad, begins on August 23 and Captain Ross Taylor indicated this morning that it would almost certainly be too shortly for Vettori.
New Zealand plays 2 T20s in India, on September 9 and 11 before start their world cup campaign with a clash against Bangladesh at Pallekele on September 21.
He's a 90 per cent chance that he won't be there, so we have got to look forward to considering how the next spinner gets on over there, Taylor said from Jamaica.
Taylor didn't confirm that his Central Districts coworker Tarun Nethula was that next spinner, with the team to travel to India motionless to be named, Sport24 information.
But he rejected any view that Vettori was a used up force at test level.
Taylor said the left-arm spinner remains an integral part of the team and his bowling form did not worry him.
Vettori retired from international T20 cricket last year, in an effort to prolong his test career, but has made himself available for the upcoming T20 world cup in Sri Lanka.