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by Andrew Wood Friday 17 October 2014
New Zealand will be unable to call upon fast bowler Adam Milne or experienced batsman Ross Taylor due to injury when they play South Africa in a three-match One-Day International series that begins next week.
Milne has an elbow injury and Taylor a left calf injury and have been ruled out of the series, which begins on 21st October.
Their injuries mean they are also absent from a warm-up match against Ireland, along with Tim Southee and Kane Williamson.
Southee has a shoulder problem and Williamson a wrist injury and while Southee is expected to be fit in time for the first ODI in Mount Maunganui, Williamson will miss that match and be assessed afterwards.
The warm-up match against Ireland in Hamilton will be a 12-a-side affair with the capain to be decided on the day.
The ODI squad to play South Africa will be named on Sunday (19th October).
Bay Oval at Mount Maunganui will host the first two matches on 21st and 24th October before Seddon Park in Hamilton hosts the final game on 27th October.
New Zealand XI to play Ireland: Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Dean Brownlie, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Jimmy Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Daniel Vettori, BJ Watling
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