Christchurch: Matt Henry has been roped in to the New Zealand squad for the second Test against Pakistan at Hagley Oval starting on Sunday.
He replaced Neil Wagner, who is recovering from “undisplaced fractures”, in both fourth and fifth toes of his right foot.
Wagner’s recovery is expected to be approximately six weeks, an NZC release stated.
“Matt has been in good form with the ball having recently taken 6-53 for New Zealand A against the Pakistan Shaheens (A side) in December,” Gary Stead, New Zealand’s head coach said. “We’re still a couple of days out from the Test, so need to take a look at the surface while also assessing our options for best-possible team make-up.”
New Zealand Test squad:Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling (wk), Will Young.