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Already struck with injuries, Bracewell too has been ruled out of 2nd Test vs Australia

After a crushing defeat in the first Test, the Kiwis are left with some more problems to face as  seamer DOug Bracewell has been ruled out of the 2nd Test vs Australia with a shoulder injury. Furthermore, he will not be replaced in the squad, New Zealand Cricket said on wednesday.

Bracewell underwent a scan after having some troubles with his right shoulder during the 1st Test which NZ lost by an inning an 52 runs.

The reason behind not selecting an additional member was that Matt Henry and Neil Wagner are already with the squad and one of them is likely to step in as the third seamer in Christchurch, where the 2nd Test begins on Saturday.


Doug has been a consistent performer for us this summer and put a lot of work into his game, so to miss out on the final Test against Australia is very disappointing for him and us.

coach Mike Hesson said in a news release.

Bracewell took 2-127 in 33 overs in the first Test and it was his delivery that should have dismissed Adam Voges for seven before the Australian went on to score 239.

The umpire declared that delivery as a no ball ever though TV replays showed that Bracewell's foot was clearly behind the line. Adam Voges thereafter went onto score a monstrous 239.

The hosts are already struggling without batsman Ross Taylor and all-rounder Mitchell Santner, who both failed to recover from injuries that ruled them out of the first as well as second Test.

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