New Zealand news January 13, 2011

Franklin, Tuffey back in NZ squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand allrounder James Franklin and fast bowler Daryl Tuffey have rejoined the squad ahead of the second Test against Pakistan.

The duo were part of the squad for the first Test in Hamilton but were released to play for their provinces. Pakistan won the first Test by 10 wickets and lead the two Test series 1-0. New Zealand's pace attack for that Test comprised Tim Southee, Brent Arnel and Chris Martin.

Tuffey, who plays for Auckland, took two wickets in their eight-wicket win over Wellington on Tuesday in the New Zealand Cricket one-day competition. Franklin, who turns out for Wellington, scored 65 runs in the same match.

Franklin practised with the team today and Tuffey will be at practice at the Basin Reserve on Friday.

NZC has said that a decision on the final eleven will be made closer to the start of the match. The second Test begins in Wellington on January 15.

New Zealand Test squad for the second Test: Brent Arnel, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Chris Martin, Brendon McCullum, Tim McIntosh, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Daryl Tuffey, Daniel Vettori, Kane Williamson, Reece Young (wk)

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  • Faizan on January 14, 2011, 7:22 GMT

    GooD Luck to the Team who Does Well...

  • Anver on January 14, 2011, 7:02 GMT

    Franklin's recent form in ODI's forced selectors to bring him back in Tests......a decent cricketer who had improved his batting tremendously !!!!!!!!

  • kd on January 14, 2011, 6:34 GMT

    yes test cricket is the way to bleed in these young bowlers,thats what im saying , but the nz selecters wont they pick the same players year after year and give us the same excuses. kyle mills is in horrible form i would mind seing him dropped from ODI cricket but they wont. and a name not mentioned is hamish bennett he was ok in bangladesh ,he would be better in nz conditions . im sure milne will get ago in the ODI

  • Dummy4 on January 14, 2011, 5:25 GMT

    we need someone who could trouble the pakinstan batsmen with pace and we have have the perfect person for the job adam milne. we should try him we can't win the series.

  • Dummy4 on January 14, 2011, 5:13 GMT

    Agree that nz has to many older journeyman players in it, when you look at the team their just not that good Pakistan won because they were better, nz need to invest in youth Brownlie,Boult,Milne,Bracewell,Anderson and their is probably other young players that could be blooded. Look at the bowlers Tuffy,martin,Arnel are all in their 30,s martin is 37(has been a great player for nz) but we just aren,t going anywhere now and look at the results ,could it be any worse at least with a group of young players we at least have hope for the future. as a long suffering kiwi supporter, i hope changes are made

  • Dummy4 on January 14, 2011, 2:07 GMT

    Inclusion of Tuffey and Franklin does make it a better side. I am not sure what happened to Grant Elliot? can someone update with where is he ? He should be a part of this NZ team to strengthen their batting line up. Considering the nature of both these team, There is a good chance that Pakistan may show a batting collapse like NZ and end up leveling the series. Very Important series for both Countries and Interesting one for Pak/NZ fans who haven't heard any good news from their cricket starts in long time. Pak fans in particular.

  • Ross on January 14, 2011, 0:25 GMT

    Tuffey in for Arnel and Franklin in at 6 for McIntosh and Guptil to open. I think we have a team to compete as long as their mind is on the job. Young players tend to be inconsistent batting until they hit 27 so we have a few years to get it right. Id like to see one very quick bowler brought in to the side to replace our stalwatr Chris Martin in the future - Milne is possibly still a bit raw and young to expose to the longer form of the game just yet. But someone who can hit 140km needs to become our strike bowler as Martin is now bowling like a third seamer.

  • Alun on January 13, 2011, 22:58 GMT

    I follow the England team but always used to enjoy watching New Zealand play as despite limited resources your team usually punches above their weight. I was wondering why Kyle Mills is no longer in the test team, I know he was injured for a while but I see his is back in the frame for the one day games and wondered if he still plays tests. I agree to a certain degree about the younger bowlers getting a go but also feel experience helps as well though, there does seem to be an obsession with bowlers having to bowl 90mph plus these days, if you look at most of the star pace bowlers in recent years like Mcgrath, Ambrose, Pollock amongst others they all operated at around 80-85mph in their prime and relied on accuracy. In my opinion it is all about bowling accurately with some movement and changes of pace and having plans in place for each batsmen and each pitch (reverse swing on abrasive pitches) .

  • Danish on January 13, 2011, 22:19 GMT

    Pakistan will win the series for sure. But for NZ , they should give Adam Milne his debut. That lad is a future star.

  • Dummy4 on January 13, 2011, 21:46 GMT

    Anyone mentioning Wagner is a fool, he isn't eligible until 2012. Then he will be a shoe in. Breeding young fast bowlers in the hit and miss 20 20 version of the game is not the way forward. Sure theres the chance he could pick up a few wickets, but inbetween he will be smacked around the park. We bred Shane bond in test cricket (series against aussie), They need time out in the middle, to get the feel of the game, to get some confidence and rythmn. The oldies need to step aside, Martin,Tuffey even Arnel (who isn't the goods). Breed in Milne,Bracewell, Boult and Corey Anderson (if he is back bowling) in test cricket. Todd astle as a batting leggie, Maybe Harry Boam. Wagner will be their for sure in 2012. Our domestic cricket is not strong enough for these young guys to get good enough experience from, they need to put into internationals from an early age to learn and mould from them.Vettori,Cairns,Hadlee,Crowe,Taylor etc all started young, its our only option at the moment.

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