Daniel Vettori seems to be in the twilight of his international career as the veteran left-arm spinner’s hopes of making a comeback in the upcoming series against India have been dealt a further blow as he has been ruled out due to a back injury.

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson raised further question marks over the spinner’s future when he said: ”Daniel Vettori won’t be considered for the India series and his international cricket career remains under an injury-darkened cloud.”

Vettori is currently representing Brisbane in the Big Bash tournament in Australia, and is expected to have a discussion over his future with the National team coach Hesson: ”I’ve spoken to Dan and he wants to come back from Australia and see how his body is, then have a good catch up with Brendon and I and chat about his future”.

Vettori was named the head coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier this month, raising further doubts over his playing career.

The India – New Zealand series begins on the 19th of January with the ODI at Napier.