Wellington, July 10 : Brendon McCullum is unlikely to play in third one-day international against the West Indies at St Kitts on Thursday, as he will be arriving 20 hours before the start of the match.
McCullum is among the five Black Caps'' players test players due to arrive in St Kitts about 20 hours before the scheduled start of the match at Warner Stadium, which New Zealand coach John Wright described as potentially too "tight".
The Black Caps have been short of runs during their brace of Twenty20 and ODI losses to the Windies, but maybe not short enough to risk a jet-lagged McCullum for the match.
The rest of the test players Daniel Vettori, Chris Martin, Kruger van Wyk and Neil Wagner will just be in St Kitts to acclimatise, ahead of de-camping to Antigua to prepare for a three-day warm-up match and then the first test.
McCullum will remain with the one-day team and definitely play in the last two games, on July 15 and 17, stuff. co. nz quoted Wright, as saying.
"We''ll see how he feels. It''s a long journey, but that may be a little bit tight," said Wright.
McCullum and team physio Paul Close would be consulted for their views but, ultimately, Wright said he would decide whether the batsman was rushed into the top-three or not. (ANI)
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