August 2, 2012

New Zealand in West Indies 2012

Vettori's absence creates opportunities

Devashish Fuloria

Daniel Vettori's injury has opened up an important role in the New Zealand side ahead of the second Test against West Indies and it could mean an opportunity for leg spinner Tarun Nethula, writes Matt Richens in Fairfax NZ.

Brendon McCullum called it a "huge loss" and while most would agree and argue New Zealand's chances without Vettori are the same as Mark Todd's without Campino, it could be a chance for Central Districts' Tarun Nethula to shine. If selected, the test would be the Indian-born Nethula's first.

Devashish Fuloria is a sub-editor with ESPNcricinfo

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