Bangalore: Daniel Vettori, who sat out of the second Test against West Indies in Kingston with a groin injury, might not recover in time for New Zealand's tour of India in August-September 2012.
Ross Taylor, the New Zealand captain, said there was little chance of Vettori being fit in time for the first Test against India. "It's not looking likely at this stage. There is a 90 percent chance Dan won't be there," said Taylor. "So, we've got to look forward to seeing how the next spinner gets on over there.
Earlier, Brendon Mcullum had also hinted that Vettori might skip the tour to India, which consists of two Tests and two Twenty20 Internationals.