Leeds: New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling was ruled out Wednesday of the second and final Test against England at Headingley starting Friday. Watling injured his knee during New Zealand's 170-run first Test defeat at Lord's last week.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who deputised behind the stumps at Lord's, will keep at Headingley with Martin Guptill coming into the team to bat at number six, a Black Caps statement issued on Wednesday said.
Meanwhile former captain Daniel Vettori, who only joined the squad Wednesday, could play at Headingley after fellow left-arm spinner Bruce Martin was ruled out of the rest of the tour with a calf injury suffered at Lord's.
Vettori, named in New Zealand's squad for their one-day internationals against England and next month's Champions Trophy, has been out of Test action for almost a year because of a hamstring injury....more
08:31 PM, May 22, 2013
Derby: New Zealand made a promising start to their tour of England as Dean Brownlie and BJ Watling scored half-centuries in their opening match against Derbyshire on Saturday. The tourists are warming up for their Test series against England, which starts at Lord's on May 16, and they recovered from a sloppy start to get a useful knock against their county championship opponents. Both Hamish Rutherford and Peter Fulton went...
11:50 PM, May 04, 2013