Due to a persistent foot injury, star batter Daryl Mitchell of New Zealand will miss the upcoming T20I series at home against Australia as well as the second and final Test against South Africa. Seddon Park will host the Test match starting on February 13. The first game of the three-match T20I series will take place at Wellington Regional Stadium on February 21,
It is expected that he will quickly return to full health and will probably play in New Zealand's Test series against Australia, which starts on February 29.
Mitchell is going to be replaced in the squad by Will O'Rourke, who was picked for the second Test squad earlier. Will Young will take over as the batting all-rounder if he doesn't make his debut.