Iain O’Brien has been called up to New Zealand’s ICC Champions Trophy squad as a replacement for Daryl Tuffey, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirming the change.
Tuffey broke a hand in training ahead of New Zealand’s four-wicket win over England that sealed their place in the semi-finals of the tournament and O’Brien has become New Zealand’s third replacement of the tournament.
Jacob Oram and Jesse Ryder have been replaced by James Franklin and Aaron Redmond while Ian Butler overcame a stomach bug early in the tournament to play against England.
New Zealand will play Australia, Pakistan or India on Saturday in Johannesburg and have coped admirably with a number of issues since arriving in South Africa, which also included Redmond’s flight being delayed and a loss to the Chevrolet Warriors in a warm-up.
They then bounced back from a five-wicket loss to South Africa to beat both Sri Lanka and England to finish top of Group B.
O’Brien has played ten One-Day Internationals and has taken 14 wickets.
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