New Zealand in South Africa 2012-13 January 9, 2013

Elliott replaces injured Anderson for ODIs

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New Zealand allrounder Grant Elliott has been named as a replacement for Corey Anderson, who has sustained a fracture to his left thumb, for the ODI series against South Africa.

Anderson was struck on his hand while bowling during practice. He will be in a cast for the next two weeks, thus ending his chances of making his ODI debut on this tour. Anderson played in all three T20s against South Africa last month, scoring 17 runs in two innings and failing to take a wicket.

Elliott, who grew up in Johannesburg, has played five Tests, 37 ODIs and a single T20 for New Zealand but hasn't featured in an international game since December 2010. He has scored four fifties and a century in his ODI career. He has played only once before against South Africa, in the 2009 Champions Trophy.

New Zealand will play three ODIs against South Africa, between January 19 and 25.

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  • dalboy12 on January 10, 2013, 1:30 GMT

    Andrew Ellis is out injured, I think he would be first choice for the batting all-rounder slot. Problem at the moment is that in NZ its all T20 - so its hard to pick just who is the in form players. Not sure who else would qualify as a batting all rounder --- maybe they could have gone for Neesham, but i wonder if personality and experience have come in here. By all I've read and heard Elliot is a good guy, with a great work ethic and having him around with his experience may be very useful to this inexperienced squad and a great help for McCullum.

  • on January 10, 2013, 9:48 GMT

    Suddenly Elliot into the mix out of nowhere?! Hope he does justice to his selection.

  • parrot_22 on January 10, 2013, 7:40 GMT

    Why don't they give chance to Luke Ronchi? He is more than capable batsman infact much better than New Zealand Youngsters.....

  • Htc-Android on January 10, 2013, 6:07 GMT

    should have brought ryder in the side. Nz need to pick their best 11 players. not their best players with good discipline.

  • MAK123 on January 10, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    Where has Niel Broom disappeared?

  • on January 10, 2013, 2:17 GMT

    Just give Munro a go in the test...nothing to lose and has been possible the most inform player in the domestic competition prior (along with Ryder)

  • Bring_back_Wright on January 9, 2013, 23:50 GMT

    Just wondering who the talented youngsters some here are asking for are? Considering they are obviously after an allrounder (although it must be said I'm not exactly sure of this current fascination with "bits and pieces" players - they are basically being used at lower order batsmen). Anyway, I would rather Elliot than Franklin, at least you will get some passion and heart, although admittedly his form hasn't been great. Good luck to him if he gets a go.

  • GreedyFly on January 9, 2013, 23:39 GMT

    I'd suggest they think the "he has experience in South African conditions" statement cancels out picking him on form.

  • TheMightyBradburn on January 9, 2013, 22:09 GMT

    Totally agree with billios. Elliott did very well during his time with the NZ ODI team, but is no longer half the player he was two or three years ago. This selection is completely at odds with Kim Littlejohn's stated policy of picking on form.

  • billios on January 9, 2013, 20:52 GMT

    Elliott was a reasonable ODI batsman at one time, but it's been a few years since he played international cricket & his form for Wellington has dipped markedly in that time.

    It's makes a mockery of the domestic comp that he can get a look ahead of some of the youngsters who are actually in form. Maybe the selectors don't want to shatter anybody's confidence by throwing them against Steyn & Morkel...

  • dalboy12 on January 10, 2013, 1:30 GMT

    Andrew Ellis is out injured, I think he would be first choice for the batting all-rounder slot. Problem at the moment is that in NZ its all T20 - so its hard to pick just who is the in form players. Not sure who else would qualify as a batting all rounder --- maybe they could have gone for Neesham, but i wonder if personality and experience have come in here. By all I've read and heard Elliot is a good guy, with a great work ethic and having him around with his experience may be very useful to this inexperienced squad and a great help for McCullum.

  • on January 10, 2013, 9:48 GMT

    Suddenly Elliot into the mix out of nowhere?! Hope he does justice to his selection.

  • parrot_22 on January 10, 2013, 7:40 GMT

    Why don't they give chance to Luke Ronchi? He is more than capable batsman infact much better than New Zealand Youngsters.....

  • Htc-Android on January 10, 2013, 6:07 GMT

    should have brought ryder in the side. Nz need to pick their best 11 players. not their best players with good discipline.

  • MAK123 on January 10, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    Where has Niel Broom disappeared?

  • on January 10, 2013, 2:17 GMT

    Just give Munro a go in the test...nothing to lose and has been possible the most inform player in the domestic competition prior (along with Ryder)

  • Bring_back_Wright on January 9, 2013, 23:50 GMT

    Just wondering who the talented youngsters some here are asking for are? Considering they are obviously after an allrounder (although it must be said I'm not exactly sure of this current fascination with "bits and pieces" players - they are basically being used at lower order batsmen). Anyway, I would rather Elliot than Franklin, at least you will get some passion and heart, although admittedly his form hasn't been great. Good luck to him if he gets a go.

  • GreedyFly on January 9, 2013, 23:39 GMT

    I'd suggest they think the "he has experience in South African conditions" statement cancels out picking him on form.

  • TheMightyBradburn on January 9, 2013, 22:09 GMT

    Totally agree with billios. Elliott did very well during his time with the NZ ODI team, but is no longer half the player he was two or three years ago. This selection is completely at odds with Kim Littlejohn's stated policy of picking on form.

  • billios on January 9, 2013, 20:52 GMT

    Elliott was a reasonable ODI batsman at one time, but it's been a few years since he played international cricket & his form for Wellington has dipped markedly in that time.

    It's makes a mockery of the domestic comp that he can get a look ahead of some of the youngsters who are actually in form. Maybe the selectors don't want to shatter anybody's confidence by throwing them against Steyn & Morkel...

  • GreedyFly on January 9, 2013, 19:58 GMT

    He really struggled in his last 10 or so games with the bat, which forced him to be dropped. But if Franklin gets chance after chance, I don't see why Elliot should not have at least one more.

    Good luck to him.

  • on January 9, 2013, 17:58 GMT

    good for nothing player.youngster needed

  • on January 9, 2013, 17:04 GMT

    Honestly don't know why Eliot was ever removed from the one day side. He averages 33 in ODI cricket with the bat, and 24 with the ball. He's a very good fielder, and adds so much value to the side. He is in the same mold as a Russell Arnold or a Chris Harris in terms of providing value lower down the order. He's also 33 now, but if NZ are looking to the World Cup in 2 years' time, he's not a bad guy to have around the squad at the minimum.

  • on January 9, 2013, 17:04 GMT

    Honestly don't know why Eliot was ever removed from the one day side. He averages 33 in ODI cricket with the bat, and 24 with the ball. He's a very good fielder, and adds so much value to the side. He is in the same mold as a Russell Arnold or a Chris Harris in terms of providing value lower down the order. He's also 33 now, but if NZ are looking to the World Cup in 2 years' time, he's not a bad guy to have around the squad at the minimum.

  • on January 9, 2013, 17:58 GMT

    good for nothing player.youngster needed

  • GreedyFly on January 9, 2013, 19:58 GMT

    He really struggled in his last 10 or so games with the bat, which forced him to be dropped. But if Franklin gets chance after chance, I don't see why Elliot should not have at least one more.

    Good luck to him.

  • billios on January 9, 2013, 20:52 GMT

    Elliott was a reasonable ODI batsman at one time, but it's been a few years since he played international cricket & his form for Wellington has dipped markedly in that time.

    It's makes a mockery of the domestic comp that he can get a look ahead of some of the youngsters who are actually in form. Maybe the selectors don't want to shatter anybody's confidence by throwing them against Steyn & Morkel...

  • TheMightyBradburn on January 9, 2013, 22:09 GMT

    Totally agree with billios. Elliott did very well during his time with the NZ ODI team, but is no longer half the player he was two or three years ago. This selection is completely at odds with Kim Littlejohn's stated policy of picking on form.

  • GreedyFly on January 9, 2013, 23:39 GMT

    I'd suggest they think the "he has experience in South African conditions" statement cancels out picking him on form.

  • Bring_back_Wright on January 9, 2013, 23:50 GMT

    Just wondering who the talented youngsters some here are asking for are? Considering they are obviously after an allrounder (although it must be said I'm not exactly sure of this current fascination with "bits and pieces" players - they are basically being used at lower order batsmen). Anyway, I would rather Elliot than Franklin, at least you will get some passion and heart, although admittedly his form hasn't been great. Good luck to him if he gets a go.

  • on January 10, 2013, 2:17 GMT

    Just give Munro a go in the test...nothing to lose and has been possible the most inform player in the domestic competition prior (along with Ryder)

  • MAK123 on January 10, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    Where has Niel Broom disappeared?

  • Htc-Android on January 10, 2013, 6:07 GMT

    should have brought ryder in the side. Nz need to pick their best 11 players. not their best players with good discipline.