New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum will be unavailable for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League opener against Delhi Daredevils here Monday.

The dashing wicketkeeper-batsman is nursing a hamstring injury.

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Brendon McCullum. Pic/ Getty Images

He is yet to join the squad, said a KKR source.

McCullum, who holds the record for the highest score (158) in the IPL, is already scheduled to have a truncated stint with in the IPL this season, as he is to lead New Zealand on their England trip.