Wellington: In a major setback to New Zealand, fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan has been ruled out of next month`s one-day international series against India with a pelvis injury.
The news was confirmed by New Zealand Cricket spokesman, two days after it was revealed that paceman Adam Milne was also in line to miss the five-match series, starting in Dharamsala on October 16, stuff.co.nz reported.
The 30-year-old, who has taken 82 ODI wickets in 48 matches, has not played a 50-over game since January when suffered a nasty blow in the eye while batting against Pakistan in Wellington.
The frontline seamer, however, had recovered in time to represent New Zealand at the World T20 in India.
The absence of both Milne and McClenaghan could increase test squad member Doug Bracewell`s chances of making into the ODI squad, featuring Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Jimmy Neesham.