Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hamilton thrashing has little impact on Kiwis

Despite suffering a humiliating ten-wicket defeat, New Zealand reposed faith in the players who had done duty in the first Test at Hamilton. The only change in the squad for the second Test at Napier, starting on March 26, is the omission of Brent Arnel.The fast-medium bowler, who was released to play in the domestic competition, has been laid low by a side strain. Iain O'Brien and Daniel Flynn, who picked up minor injuries in the Hamilton Test, would be monitored over the next two or three days. "But there were currently no plans to bring in additional players as cover," said selection committee chairman Glenn Turner.Turner said Jacob Oram's progress was being followed closely but he was not yet at full match fitness."He is only had a couple of days in the domestic competition. After talking with him we agree he would benefit from more game time to get up to the fitness level needed for the Test side," Turner said.
Squad of 12: Daniel Vettori (captain), Daniel Flynn, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Tim McIntosh, Brendon McCullum,Chris Martin, Kyle Mills, Iain O'Brien, Jeetan Patel, Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor.

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