Gillespie Replaces Injured Milne In Twenty20 Squad
Fast bowler Mark Gillespie has been added to New Zealand's Twenty20 International squad for the tour of South Africa as a replacement for Adam Milne, who has suffered an Achilles injury.
Milne unluckily picked up the injury while warming up for a domestic game with Central Districts and although the injury is not considered to be serious, he will be rested as a precaution.
Gillespie, 32, has played 11 Twenty20 Internationals for New Zealand, including taking four wickets during the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa, where he also made his Test debut in the same year.
"It is disappointing for Adam to suffer an injury however it does present a great opportunity for Mark," National Selection Manager Kim Littlejohn said.
"Mark has an impressive record in South Africa and the conditions will suit his aggressive style of pace bowling."
The three Twenty20 matches will be played on 21st, 23rd and 26th December in Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth.
New Zealand Twenty20 International squad: Brendon McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Derek de Boorder, James Franklin, Peter Fulton, Mark Gillespie, Martin Guptill, Ronnie Hira, Nathan McCullum, Mitchell McClenaghan, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Rob Nicol
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