New Zealand announce squad for Pakistan series
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:PG Fulton, GD Elliott
Event:Pakistan in New Zealand 2009/10

DateLine: 20th November 2009


New Zealand have recalled batsman Peter Fulton in the 13-member squad for the first two Tests against Pakistan starting November 24 in Dunedin. Allrounder Grant Elliott returns from injury while Shane Bond returns to the longer version of the game for the first time since quitting the rebel ICL.


The two exclusions from the Test squad which toured Sri Lanka are Jesse Ryder and Craig Cumming. Ryder pulled his left abductor muscle during the Champions Trophy match against Sri Lanka in September and was eventually ruled out of the tour of UAE. Fulton, who toured Australia earlier this year, has made a fine start to the domestic season, scoring 320 runs in two games for Canterbury in the Plunkett Shield.


Elliott feared the thumb injury he suffered during the Champions Trophy would rule him out for the entire series against Pakistan. Greatbatch said his limited-overs form helped push his inclusion in the Test team.


Former ICL player Daryl Tuffey will have a chance to revive to his Test career. He didn't play the Sri Lanka Tests and suffered a hand injury which forced him to return home from South Africa during the Champions Trophy.


Squad : Daniel Vettori (capt), Shane Bond, Grant Elliott, Daniel Flynn, Peter Fulton, Martin Guptill, Chris Martin, Brendon McCullum (wk), Tim McIntosh, Iain O'Brien, Jeetan Patel, Ross Taylor, Daryl Tuffey