New Zealand paceman Kyle Mills will miss Sunday's Twenty20 clash with Australia at the SCG, while batting star Ross Taylor is in doubt.
Mills injured his right Achilles tendon in last night's washed-out fifth one-day international against Australia at the Gabba and will return to New Zealand on Saturday.
Brendon Diamanti will remain with the Black Caps squad as Mills' replacement.
Taylor experienced hamstring tightness during the Brisbane match and the Kiwis will retain Peter Fulton in their squad.
"New Zealand team management is hopeful (Taylor) will be able to play in Sunday's Twenty20 International," an NZ statement said.