Neil Wagner, who will not participate in the opening Test due to illness, will be replaced by Doug Bracell.
Due to a back and limb injury, which has kept Neil Wagner from playing the remainder of the First Test against the Sri Lankan cricket team, Doug Bracewell, a seamer for the New Zealand cricket team, has been called into the Test Squad. Wagner had to leave the field during the third session of the third day of the match due to some severe back and leg problems. Wagner missed the fitness test before taking the field on the fourth day, or on Sunday, and as of right now, it is unknown how serious his injury is. The second test match, which starts on Friday, is expected to be affected by his potential unfitness as well.
Doug is a skilled bowler who has been in excellent form for the Central Stags this season across a variety of formats, according to Gary Stead, the coach of the New Zealand cricket squad. We think his abilities will complement the other bowlers in our group going into the next Test, the man added.
Doug Bracewell, who is 32 years old, had last played a test match in the year 2016 as he replaces Will Young in the team, who was released for playing first-class cricket. In addition to the three fast bowlers, who are Tim Southee, Matt Henry, and Blair Tickner, team New Zealand also has Scott Kuggelejin, who made his test debut only last month. Doug’s addition to the team is going to bring more experience, as he has played in 27 test matches and taken 72 wickets.