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Cricket: Kane Williamson to miss Black Caps' T20 series against India

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson will miss this week's T20 series against India.

Twenty20 Cricket World Cup final: Black Caps v Australia. Video / Sky Sport

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson will miss this week's three-game T20 series against India as he prioritises preparing for the test series starting on November 25 in Kanpur.

Less than 24 hours after falling to Australia in the T20 World Cup final in Dubai, Williamson and the 15-strong T20 squad arrived in Jaipur on Monday evening ahead of the Black Caps' tour of India.

With the opening game of the T20 series on Wednesday evening, followed by games on Friday and Sunday night, the decision was made for Williamson to join the test specialist group already training in Jaipur as they focus on red-ball preparation.

Kane Williamson. Photo / Photosport
Kane Williamson. Photo / Photosport

Fellow dual squad member Tim Southee will captain the T20 side for the opening game on Wednesday, while Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner are also available for both series.

Lockie Ferguson's recovery from a right calf strain continues to progress well and he is expected to be available for the T20 series.

Black Caps T20 squad for India

Todd AstleTrent BoultMark ChapmanLockie FergusonMartin GuptillKyle JamiesonAdam Milne Daryl MitchellJimmy NeeshamGlenn PhillipsMitchell SantnerTim Seifert (wk)Ish SodhiTim SoutheeKane Williamson

Black Caps test squad for India

Kane Williamson (c)Tom Blundell (wk)Kyle JamiesonTom LathamDaryl MitchellHenry NichollsAjaz PatelGlenn PhillipsRachin RavindraMitchell SantnerWill SomervilleTim SoutheeRoss TaylorNeil WagnerWill Young

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