LONDON (AP):England's wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow will miss next month's one-day series in India after being granted an extension to his compassionate leave due to a family illness.
Bairstow, who left before the final Twenty20 fixture in India before Christmas for the same reason, has been replaced by Joe Root.
The England and Wales Cricket Board said yesterday that Bairstow is "expected to return to the squad for the T20 and ODI tour of New Zealand beginning in late January."
Root made his Test and Twenty20 debuts for England against India earlier this month.
Bairstow is the third player to be withdrawn from the original touring party, joining rested duo James Anderson and Jonathan Trott.
England play a five-match ODI series in India before heading for New Zealand.
Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced a venue shift for the third Test between India and Australia because renovation work at Green Park in Kanpur will not be completed in time.
Cricket Australia released a BCCI statement yesterday saying that Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad, would be the new venue for the third Test beginning March 14.
Australia will play four Tests in India for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the first beginning February 22 in New Delhi. The second is set to start on March 2 in Mohali and the fourth on March 22 in Chennai.