India vs New Zealand: Pacer Matt Henry included in Black Caps' first Test squad as cover for Neil Wagner

New Zealand on Wednesday called in pacer Matt Henry for the first Test against India as cover for Neil Wagner, who is awaiting the birth of his first child.

Press Trust of India, Feb 19, 2020 11:24:35 IST

Wellington: New Zealand on Wednesday called in pacer Matt Henry for the first Test against India as cover for Neil Wagner, who is awaiting the birth of his first child.

India vs New Zealand: Pacer Matt Henry included in Black Caps first Test squad as cover for Neil Wagner

File image of Matt Henry. AP

Wagner is among New Zealand's senior pacers alongside Trent Boult and Tim Southee. The left-arm fast bowler has an impressive record in Tests, having taken 204 wickets in 47 games at an average of 26.63.

"Neil Wagner will not be joining the squad in Wellington ahead of the first Test as he and his wife Lana await the birth of their first child. Wagner will remain in Tauranga until the birth. Matt Henry joins the squad tonight as cover," the Black Caps tweeted.

Though Kyle Jamieson is in line to make a Test debut, Henry, who has played 12 Tests and 52 ODIs, is also in the mix.

Henry, however, doesn't have much of a record to boast about in the five-day format, having picked up 30 wickets in 12 games at an average of 50.16.

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Updated Date: Feb 19, 2020 11:24:35 IST


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