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The New Zealand Herald says the trend of southern African cricketers making the transition into the New Zealand ranks looks set to continue over the coming year as three more players - Zimbabwean allrounder Colin de Grandhomme, and South Africans Neil Wagner and Kruger van Wyk - switch nationalities.
Former South African first-class representative Kruger van Wyk (30) is now eligible for the Black Caps and looks poised to have a crack at making the test side as a wicketkeeper, provided he can force his way into the Central Districts line-up ahead of veteran Bevan Griggs.
Former Zimbabwe under-19 and now Auckland all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme (23) will be cleared to play by the start of this season while left-arm pace bowler Neil Wagner (24) will have fulfilled his residency qualifications by the end of the season after playing provincially in South Africa and having a couple of stints as the Proteas' 12th man.
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