Tuesday 21 May 2013 

Bracewell Replaces Ellis In New Zealand Champions Trophy Squad

Bracewell Replaces Ellis In New Zealand Champions Trophy Squad
Bracewell Replaces Ellis In New Zealand Champions Trophy Squad
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New Zealand have replaced injured all-rounder Andrew Ellis with fast bowler Doug Bracewell in their 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy.

Ellis was ruled out of the tournament earlier this month with a broken rib and will also miss the three One-Day Internationals against England which begin later this month.

Despite playing 15 Tests, Bracewell has featured in just six ODIs for his country to date but is already on the tour of England having played his part in helping the tourists beat Derbyshire by 107 runs in a tour game.

Although he featured in their final warm-up for the Lord's Test, a drawn match against the England Lions, he was not selected for the 170-run defeat at the home of cricket as Neil Wagner, Trent Boult and Tim Southee were preferred.

He made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in late 2011, playing three more matches against them before playing one game against South Africa in February 2012 and then once against the West Indies in July of the same year.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that its Event Technical Committee had approved the change to New Zealand's squad.

New Zealand, who won the Champions Trophy in 2000, begin their campaign against Sri Lanka on 9th June before they play Australia on 12th June and England on 16th June.

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