Flynn hopeful of return to New Zealand Test squad

February 24th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 24 (ANI): New Zealand middle order batsman Daniel Flynn is hopeful that he will recover from a groin strain in time for the Test series against India, starting next month.

Flynn is optimistic that his groin strain wont rule him out of the Black Caps side for the first test against India in Hamilton beginning on March 18.

Flynn injured his groin fielding for the Northern Knights in last Wednesdays Twenty20 loss to Canterbury and the initial diagnosis was that he might be ruled out for up to three weeks, reported.

However, the 23-year-old is still hopeful of being available for the Knights four-day State Championship match against Auckland in Whangarei starting on March 6.

Its a matter of rest and then some light work in the middle of this week, and well see how it reacts, Flynn said.

The injury couldnt have come at a worse time for Flynn, who looked to be finding form in the shortened format after a tough trot following his omission from the Black Caps one-day squad that contested the Chappell-Hadlee series.

Flynn, who averages 42.81 from nine tests, conceded that my form in the one-day game has not been ideal. I havent transferred my test form over. I need to turn that around and put up numbers in domestic cricket.

Flynn said his role in the test side had become clearly defined. (ANI)

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