Champions Trophy 2013

Bracewell replaces Ellis in Champions Trophy squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 21, 2013

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Doug Bracewell bowls in the nets, Bangalore, August 29, 2012
Doug Bracewell is currently in England with the Test squad © Associated Press
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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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Posted by hotcric01 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.

Posted by   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

Posted by Energetic. 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.

Posted by   on (May 18, 2013, 19:41 GMT)

Bracewell is like for like replacement in the ct squad.

Posted by 512fm 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

Posted by   on (May 17, 2013, 0:04 GMT)

colin munros already in the squad haha

Posted by   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.

Posted by Ice Blazer on (May 16, 2013, 6:05 GMT)

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

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