Bracewell set for NZ return
Seamer Doug Bracewell is set to be added to New Zealand's squad for the third and final Test against England in Auckland after shaking off a foot injury.
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Bracewell would have been an automatic selection for the first two Tests, but he cut his foot on some glass on the eve of the first match in Dunedin.
His inclusion, which is dependent on him coming through a domestic match for the Central Stags on Tuesday, is the only change to the Black Caps' squad that have drawn the first two encounters.
"Doug's availability creates a real battle for spots for this deciding ANZ Test against England. It also helps to manage the workload for a group of bowlers who have carried a heavy load during the first two Tests," said head coach Mike Hesson.
"We'll be keenly watching how he performs in the Ford Trophy tomorrow and how his foot comes through the game."
Veteran seamer Ian Butler, who replaced Bracewell in the squad for the first Test but did not feature in the playing XI, is retained for Auckland as is back-up opener Tom Latham.
The Kiwis could not press on for victory in the first Test in Dunedin in a match shortened by a washout on day one, while it was the tourists who were left cursing the weather after making New Zealand follow-on in Wellington, with rain wiping out the final day's play.
It leaves everything to play for heading into the Auckland encounter, which gets under way on Thursday.
Squad: B McCullum, T Boult, D Bracewell (pending getting through Ford Trophy match), D Brownlie, I Butler, P Fulton, T Latham, B Martin, H Rutherford, T Southee, R Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, K Williamson.