Pakistan in New Zealand 2010-11 January 4, 2011

Tuffey replaces McKay in Test squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Daryl Tuffey, the New Zealand fast bowler, has been included in the squad for the two-Test series against Pakistan, starting Friday. He takes the place of Wellington fast bowler Andy McKay, who hasn't recovered fully from a side strain.

Tuffey played the last of his 26 Tests during the home series against Australia last March. He has played only four Tests in the last six-and-a-half years but is a more regular member of New Zealand's one-day side. Tuffey had missed much of the one-day series against India last month due to a bicep strain.

New Zealand's fast bowling department has been hit hard by injuries in recent times. Hamish Bennett, who impressed with his pace on Test debut against India in early November, suffered a groin strain in that match and hasn't played high-level cricket since. McKay is back to bowling, but isn't fit enough for the sustained spells required in Test matches.

The other fast bowlers in the New Zealand Test squad, which was announced two weeks ago, are Chris Martin, Tim Southee, Brent Arnel and allrounder James Franklin.

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  • Dummy4 on January 7, 2011, 18:01 GMT

    Brendon Mccullum scored 56 Runs and Guptill 50.That satisfies me as the prediction for the very first day started on a promising note.Normally i have to track the prediction for some time to bring more accuracy. Further kane williamson is not out on 44 and his stars indicate that if supported by the other player he can go ahead towards Century. Tim Southee should be able to Bat well as well as provide support to him. Brent Arnel would also be able to provide support and he may be bowling also very well and claim a few wickets in the beginning only of Pakistan Batting.

    Mohd Hafeez may do well in Pak Batting.Has the potential to score as many runs may be he can score minimum half Century and more. Taufeeq Umar may not succeed in the Pakistan Batting and at the most he may make few runs say around 20 or so. Azhar Ali has good day to score half century. Younis Khan may be average or may score a little more.Cant predict more about him. Misbah Ul Haq may do little better but an outstanding

  • Dummy4 on January 6, 2011, 20:08 GMT

    Daniel Vettori ,the Newzealand Captain is likely to find him in a very energetic and favorable conditions.His stars are indicating success for him.Sun and Mars is favoring him

    MJ Guptil followed by Brendon Mccullum are supported by the good transits. Darrel Tuffy , Kane Willamson and Brent Arnel are also having good stars movement in this Test. D Tuffy on 7th,Kane Willamson and Brent Arnel on 8th , 9th would be more effective.R young also has good time.

    Pakistan team is lead by Misbah Ul Haq.In the first test the stars are not supporting him as much as required to dominate the Newzealand Team. Mohd Hafeez,Wahab Riaz,Asad Shafeeq are having good planetary support in this week.Khurram Manzoor has a good day on 7th and later also he is likely to play well.

  • Online on January 6, 2011, 17:00 GMT

    @512fm - i know whhat ur saying mate. any half decent military medium pace bowler can get a bucktful in neww zelana a or england. but still, there are so many so called 'fast bowlers' in international sides who've fared worse than tuffy, even bowlers in NZL. besides tuffy may not have the pace, what with his injuries and all, but he has the height to extract good bounce, and let me tell you negotiating good bounce at 125kph is harder than seeing off a full-voley at 135.

  • Freeza on January 5, 2011, 13:44 GMT

    @TheBigFatFlapjack - nah mate, Tuffey is finished. A whole heap of those wickets were on greentops here in NZ a very long time ago. He is far too slow, these days (he struggles to hit 125). He won't trouble any half decent batsman.

  • Online on January 5, 2011, 10:59 GMT

    one of the biggest mistakes NZC seems to be making is leaving Tuffey out. Surely 77 wickets from 26 at at avg of 31.75 can't be that bad in a batsman dominated era, can it? his test record alone puts him among the top fast bowlers in world cricket today. and they select him regularly for limited overs cricket because he is a good ODI bowler? 110 from 94 at 32 leaves a bit more to be desired.

  • Dummy4 on January 5, 2011, 9:50 GMT

    Tuffey is back @ Action.....Now PAK has to Face 2 Good Seam Bowlers

  • Kieran on January 5, 2011, 9:34 GMT

    Bad news for Pakistan as he does a fierce haka

  • Dummy4 on January 5, 2011, 7:39 GMT

    good news for pakistan as he will get injured too

  • Patrick on January 5, 2011, 5:12 GMT

    Bad news for Pakistan as he is a destructive bowler

  • Steven on January 5, 2011, 2:12 GMT

    Good news for Pakistan as he lacks pace

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