Champions Trophy 2013 May 21, 2013

Bracewell replaces Ellis in Champions Trophy squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand fast bowler Doug Bracewell has replaced the injured allrounder Andrew Ellis in the squad for the Champions Trophy, the ICC has confirmed.* Ellis was ruled out last week due to a broken rib.

Ellis, 31, was injured in Christchurch, while training for the three-match ODI series in England and the Champions Trophy. Bracewell is also making a comeback after missing the Test series at home against England earlier this year. Currently in England with the Test side, he failed to make the XI for the Lord's Test that concluded on Sunday.

The ODI players will leave for the UK on May 21. They have two warm-up matches in Northampton, and play their first game of the tournament on June 9, against Sri Lanka in Cardiff.

*- May 20 1300 GMT - The earlier story on Ellis was updated following confirmation from the ICC about Bracewell

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  • Pushpakumara on May 22, 2013, 8:25 GMT

    Bracewell is not a good allrounder.But may be a good bowler on his day.So,he can't replace an allrounder.But if a frontline bowler get injured,he can be in playing XI.

  • Dummy4 on May 21, 2013, 1:26 GMT

    so if kane williamson develops his batting more and sumhow takes 5 wickets in an innings would u consider him a batting allrounder. Classy one for nz that would be

  • Mike on May 19, 2013, 12:21 GMT

    so? just a mediocre all-rounder. There are very few proper all-rounders in World Cricket today. The rest are just batting or bowling all-rounders and hardly any genuine all-rounder.

  • Dummy4 on May 18, 2013, 19:41 GMT

    Bracewell is like for like replacement in the ct squad.

  • Freeza on May 17, 2013, 1:51 GMT

    Its sad to say but we are probably better off without him, he doesn't really offer much at all with bat or ball, don't know how he keeps getting picked

  • Dummy4 on May 17, 2013, 0:04 GMT

    colin munros already in the squad haha

  • Dummy4 on May 16, 2013, 9:16 GMT

    Ellis is a mediocre player at best; no loss. Makes room for a new face: Latham, perhaps? They could even throw in Bracewell, if only to scare the Aussies into withdrawal.

  • Anish on May 16, 2013, 6:05 GMT

    YESSSSS! Great News, this won't weaken the side at all. They should take Colin De Grandhomme