India and New Zealand battle injuries ahead of ODIs

MICHAEL BRADLEY / AFP

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the first two One-Day Internationals against India this week due to a shoulder problem.

He has been replaced in the squad by Mark Chapman, while Tom Latham will stand in as captain.

Williamson picked up the injury while fielding in a Twenty20 match against India last week.

Meanwhile, Mayank Agarwal has been named as Rohit Sharma's replacement for the remainder of the series in New Zealand.

Sharma has been ruled out of both the ODIs and Tests after suffering a calf strain in the final T20 International in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.

India, who swept New Zealand 5-0 in the T20 series, play three ODIs starting Wednesday in Hamilton.

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