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Tim Southee’s been cleared to join the BLACKCAPS in India later this week as he continues to progress his recovery from surgery on his fractured right thumb.
The 34-year-old senior paceman will depart to the ICC Cricket World Cup on Saturday with an aim of being available for the BLACKCAPS opening game of the tournament against England on Thursday October 5 in Ahmedabad.
As a contingency, pace-bowler Kyle Jamieson will also join the World Cup squad in India this week to train, following the BLACKCAPS current ODI series in Bangladesh.
Jamieson will not officially be part of the World Cup squad and therefore not available to play in any of the warm-up matches scheduled for Friday against Pakistan and Monday against South Africa.
The second group of BLACKCAPS players and support staff depart to India from Christchurch today.