Arnel Replaces McKay In New Zealand Test Squad
Northern Districts fast bowler Brent Arnel has been added to New Zealand's Test squad after Andy McKay was ruled out of the match against Bangladesh with a foot injury.
McKay, who made his international debut during the One-Day International series, misses out on a potential Test debut in Hamilton due to a 'mild foot injury', according to New Zealand Cricket's (NZC) website (www.blackcaps.co.nz).
"This is a precautionary measure," Mark Greatbatch told the same source. "It would be unwise to risk aggravating his injury for the sake of a one-off test match. We want to make sure he is fit again as soon as possible.
"We are all disappointed for Andy, but at this stage he needs a chance to rest his foot and recover properly.
"Brent has been in the wings for a while and was twelfth man for New Zealand during last year’s Indian tour. He has been doing a lot of extra bowling recently and has been performing well at domestic cricket."
The one-off Test begins on 15th February.
New Zealand Test squad: Daniel Vettori (captain), Brent Arnel, Neil Broom, Martin Guptill, Peter Ingram, Brendon McCullum, Tim McIntosh, Chris Martin, Jeetan Patel, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Daryl Tuffey, BJ Watling
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