New Zealand Without Kane Williamson India White-Ball Tour

As New Zealand juggles their resources to deal with a compressed start to the year

Kane Williamson and Tim Southee will be absent from a six-match tour of India

Gary Stead, the coach, will also miss the January tour, leaving his assistant Luke Ronchi in charge of a team that will play three ODIs

Then three Twenty20 internationals. Williamson, Southee, and Stead won't be on the T20 team, which has yet to be announced

The trio will come home following the Black Caps' tour of Pakistan next month to start preparing for their home Test series against England

which will begin in mid-February, according to Black Caps selector Gavin Larsen on Monday

Williamson handed veteran seamer Southee the Test leadership last week, but he will continue to lead the team in the shorter formats

Two ODI series in Pakistan from January 10–14 and in India from January 18–24 will be played with a 17-player team

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