NZ v IND, 1st Test: Matt Henry called up as cover for Neil Wagner
New Zealand on Wednesday called in pacer Matt Henry for the first Test versus India as cover for Neil Wagner, who is waiting for the birth of his first kid.
Wagner is amongst New Zealand’s senior pacers along with Trent Boult and Tim Southee. The left-arm fast bowler has a remarkable record in Tests, having actually taken 204 wickets in 47 games at approximately 26.63
“Neil Wagner will not be joining the squad in Wellington ahead of the first Test as he and his wife Lana await the birth of their first child. Wagner will remain in Tauranga until the birth. Matt Henry joins the squad tonight as cover,” the Black Caps tweeted.
Though Kyle Jamieson remains in line to make a Test debut, Henry, who has actually played 12 Tests and 52 ODIs, is likewise in the mix.
Henry, nevertheless, does not have much of a record to boast about in the five-day format, having actually selected up 30 wickets in 12 games at approximately 50.16