Sammy Ruled Out Of New Zealand T20s

West Indies players celebrate
Darren Sammy (left) is out of the Twenty20 series and Nikita MIller (second right) earns a recall
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West Indies Twenty20 International captain Darren Sammy has been ruled out of the two matches against New Zealand due to a hamstring injury.

He picked up the injury ahead of the third One-Day International and joins Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard as absentees for the two-match series.

Gayle is recovering from a torn hamstring, Pollard a knee injury while Darren Bravo is also unavailable having flown home earlier in the tour due to personal reasons.

Joining the touring party in New Zealand are all-rounder Andre Russell, who will be available for selection for tomorrow's fifth and final One-Day International, leg-spinner Samuel Badree and batsman Andre Fletcher.

ODI captain Dwayne Bravo will take on captaincy duties as Sammy remains in New Zealand to continue his rehabilitation.

The squad therefore shows many changes from the West Indies' last Twenty20 outings against Pakistan in July.

Christopher Barnwell, Shannon Gabriel and Marlon Samuels have been left out and in come Johnson Charles, Narsingh Deonarine, Fletcher, Jason Holder, Nikita Miller, Kieran Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Russell and Chadwick Walton.

The matches will be played in Auckland and Wellington on 11th and 14th January.

West Indies T20I squad: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Samuel Badree, Tino Best, Johnson Charles, Narsingh Deonarine, Andre Fletcher, Jason Holder, Nikita Miller, Sunil Narine, Kieran Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Chadwick Walton

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Fixtures & Results

3rd-7th December: 1st Test, Dunedin
NZL 609-9 dec. & 79-4 drew with WIN 213 & 507
11th-15th December: 2nd Test, Wellington
NZL 441 beat WIN 193 & 175 by an inns. & 73 runs
19th-23rd December: 3rd Test, Hamilton
NZL 349 & 124-2 beat WIN 367 & 104 by 8 wickets
26th December: 1st ODI, Auckland
WIN beat NZL by 2 wickets
29th December: 2nd ODI, Napier
Match abandoned - rain
1st January: 3rd ODI, Queenstown
NZL 283-4 beat WIN 124-5 by 159 runs
4th January: 4th ODI, Nelson
NZL 285-6 beat WIN 134-5 by 59 runs (D/L)
8th January: 5th ODI, Hamilton
WIN 363-4 beat NZL 160 by 203 runs
11th January: 1st T20I, Auckland
NZL 189-5 beat WIN 108-8 by 81 runs
15th January: 2nd T20I, Wellington
NZL 163-6 beat WIN 159-5 by 4 wickets