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Kyle Jamieson opts out of India T20 series


New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson has decided to skip the three-match T20 International series against India to focus on the upcoming Test rubber. Kane Williamson, the teamโ€™s captain, has also opted out of the T20Is.

โ€œWe decided through talking with Kane and Kyle that they wonโ€™t play in this T20 series,โ€ coach Gary Stead was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.

โ€œTheyโ€™re both going to get ready for the Test matches and I think youโ€™ll find there will be other guys involved in the Test matches that wonโ€™t play the entire series either. Itโ€™s a bit of a balancing act at the moment and with three T20 games in five days plus travel to three different cities itโ€™s a very, very busy time.โ€

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New Zealand, which finished as the runner-up in the T20 World Cup on Sunday, faces India in the opening T20I here on Wednesday. It will be followed by the second and third T20Is on November 19 and November 21, respectively, before a two-Test series begins in Kanpur on November 25.

The Black Caps had defeated India by eight wickets in the final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship in Southampton, England, in July this year.

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