New Zealand fast bowler Daryl Tuffey is to join up with the national squad as bowling cover during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
Following injuries to Daniel Vettori and Kyle Mills, Tuffey is being flown to India as a precaution ahead of the Black Caps' final group game against Sri Lanka.
With both sides already qualified for the quarter-finals, Vettori and Mills are both expected to miss the match.
"With Kyle Mills suffering from a quad strain we felt it was important to cover our bases," selector Mark Greatbatch said.
"The medical team are working hard to get Kyle fit and we are hopeful he will still play a big part in the World Cup so bringing in Daryl is a precaution.
"Getting Daryl over to India early gives him the best chance of adjusting to the different time zone and conditions should he become part of the official squad."
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