Calcutta: New Zealand’s pacer Tim Southee and batsman Rob Nicol were not able to travel with the team to Kandy on Monday due to an illness picked up on the Black Caps World T20 campaign in Sri Lanka. Southee reported to medical staff that he felt unwell Monday morning.
He was not able to attend the warm-up match against South Africa and subsequently displayed symptoms associated with gastro-enteritis.
Nicol was sick over the night and could not travel Tuesday morning thus remaining in Colombo under observation of the team doctor.
As Southee showed signs of dehydration, it has been decided that he will receive re-hydration treatment at a local hospital. If sufficient improvements are achieved Tuesday the pair will travel to Kandy.
“Nicol was sick over-night and could not travel comfortably this morning so also remain in Kandy under observation of the team doctor,” NZC issued in a statement.
Daniel Vettori, who was also ruled out of Monday’s warm-up match due to illness, has improved and is travelling with the team on Tuesday.