Sunday 20 March 2011 

Tuffey Replaces Bennett For Remainder Of World Cup

Tuffey Replaces Bennett For Remainder Of World Cup
Tuffey Replaces Bennett For Remainder Of World Cup
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Fast bowler Daryl Tuffey has been introduced into New Zealand's 15-man Cricket World Cup squad as a replacement for fellow quick Hamish Bennett.

Bennett will miss the remainder of the tournament with a left ankle and Achilles injury he picked up while bowling against Sri Lanka on 18th March.

Tuffey had been called up as a standby player following other injuries to Daniel Vettori and Kyle Mills and now joins up with the squad ahead of his side's quarter-final against South Africa on 26th March.

Tuffey, 32, becomes New Zealand's first replacement of the World Cup, and has played 94 One-Day Internationals, taking 110 wickets, including being a member of New Zealand's squad at the 2003 and 2007 World Cups.

New Zealand completed the group stage in fourth place in Group A with four wins and two defeats.

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