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South African-born Elliot earns New Zealand callup

South African-born Elliot earns New Zealand callup

Uncapped South African-born allrounder Grant Elliott was named in a 13-man New Zealand cricket squad for the first of three tests against England starting at Hamilton next Wednesday.
Elliott, 28, is a right-hand middle order batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler who was born in Johannesburg and played at under-19 level for South Africa.
His selection Saturday came largely at the expense of Peter Fulton, who has been dropped from the New Zealand squad after an extended period of poor form.
Jamie How was named to partner Matthew Bell at the top of the New Zealand order, replacing Craig Cumming, and Ross Taylor returns to the test squad after missing New Zealand's most recent series against Bangladesh.
Iain O'Brien was named as the squad's third seam bowler ahead of Mark Gillespie.
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New Zealand squad: Daniel Vettori (captain), Matthew Bell, Jamie How, Stephen Fleming, Mathew Sinclair, Ross Taylor, Jacob Oram, Brendon McCullum, Grant Elliott, Kyle Mills, Iain O'Brien, Jeetan Patel, Chris Martin.


Updated : 2021-04-18 16:01 GMT+08:00