Bracewell looks to win back Test spot
Doug Bracewell, the New Zealand seamer, has fully recovered from the foot injury that kept him out of the recent home series against England. He is expected to travel with the rest of the squad on Monday to England, where they will play in two Tests, three ODIs and two T20Is beginning May 16. The Champions Trophy, which begins June 6, coincides with the duration of the tour.
Bracewell, however, realises the path back into the team will not be an easy one, as a few fresh faces have staked their claim on bowling spots within the team. "It's changed a little bit," he told the New Zealand Herald. "Obviously it's hard when you get an injury. You're out of the team, someone comes in and replaces you and they do quite well.
"It's a little bit frustrating to be left out. They [the selectors] will have their reasons and I'm sure we'll talk about that in the future. I am sure the guys who are there ahead of me deserve it, so all I can do is train hard and work on my bowling and get back there. It's been a good little break but I can't wait to get over there."
Bracewell's first major assignment will be the tour games against Derbyshire from May 4-6, and England Lions from May 9-12.