The New Zealand cricket side will study flight schedules as much as pitch conditions as they look to turn around two heavy defeats to the West Indies on their tour of the Caribbean.

Kiwi’s Coach John Wright said today that he was exploring the possibility of arranging players picked for the test leg of the West Indies tour, to arrive earlier than originally scheduled in order to boost a squad already hit hard by injuries.

Mark Gillespie was today ruled out of the two-test series because of an ankle injury, joining Ross Taylor, Jacob Oram and Ronnie Hira on the injury list.