The West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will go to Germany to seek treatment for an injured back in a bid to be fit in time for the first against New Zealand next month, in what will be his 100th cricket test.
The first test in the three match series between the Black Caps and the Windies will be played in Kingston starting on June 8th.
The opening batsman suffered the injury after the World T20 tournament in March and missed a few games for his franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore, at the start of this year's IPL competition.
Gayle has told the Indian Express newspaper that he couldn't bat properly and bending over was difficult, while running between the wickets was also a problem.
Gayle has been struggling with injuries in the recent past. He last played a Test against India in November last year.
He missed the West Indies tour of New Zealand over the summer with a hamstring injury.