Kane Williamson Added To New Zealand Squad

Kane Williamson Added To New Zealand Squad
Kane Williamson Added To New Zealand Squad
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Northern Districts all-rounder Kane Williamson has been added to New Zealand's Test squad as a replacement for Daryl Tuffey, who has a broken hand.

The 19-year-old has been in prolific form with the bat in domestic cricket and also bowls tidy off-spin and he takes his place in the 13-man squad for the second Test against Australia in Hamilton alongside Central Districts' Mathew Sinclair.

Sinclair was recalled ahead of the opening game in Wellington, which Australia won by ten wickets, but released ahead of the game to play in the Plunket Shield, where he scored a century to press his claims for a full recall.

Speaking to New Zealand Cricket's website (www.blackcaps.co.nz), selector Mark Greatbatch commented:

“Kane is an exciting young player and has scored a lot of runs in our domestic competition.  This is a good chance for him to be involved in the BLACKCAPS environment.  Along with Mathew Sinclair, he gives us various options and balances in the side.”

Tuffey broke his hand while batting in the opening match and was immediately ruled out of the remainder of the series.

New Zealand Test squad: Daniel Vettori (captain), Brent Arnel, Martin Guptill, Peter Ingram, Brendon McCullum, Tim McIntosh, Chris Martin, Jeetan Patel, Mathew Sinclair, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson

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