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NZ going with all-pace attack in 2nd test

 New Zealand's Ross Taylor reacts during a nets session at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground, in Leeds, England, Wednesday May 22, 2013. The second t...

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New Zealand's Ross Taylor reacts during a nets session at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground, in Leeds, England, Wednesday May 22, 2013. The second t...

Former captain Daniel Vettori has ruled himself out of the second test at Headingley, ensuring New Zealand will take on England with an all-pace attack from Friday.
Vettori, who shares the Kiwis' caps record of 111 with Stephen Fleming, arrived on Tuesday with the one-day squad as a possible injury replacement for spinner Bruce Martin.
But after practicing with the Kiwis, Vettori didn't believe his body could stand the rigors of a five-day match. The left-arm finger spinner hasn't played a test since July, missing the previous two test series with Achilles' and ankle injuries.
Into the side comes fast bowler Doug Bracewell, who was ruled out a day before the home series with England in March after cutting his foot while cleaning up after a party at his home.


Updated : 2021-03-01 22:17 GMT+08:00