New Delhi: Veteran Indian cricketer Suresh Raina has been ruled out of the upcoming first ODI between India and New Zealand to be played at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharmasala.
Raina, who made a comeback in India's limited-overs squad, is recovering from a bout of viral fever.
In a media release, Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed the development. "The BCCI Medical team has confirmed that Suresh Raina, who is recovering from a bout of viral fever, is ruled out of the first ODI of the Paytm ODI Trophy against New Zealand," the statement read.
The 29-year-old last played an ODI in October 2015 and was subsequently left out of the team owing to poor form.
The selectors named him in the 15-man squad for the first three ODIs against New Zealand.