Bond returns to squad

Shane Bond returns to the BLACKCAPS squad for the third Test of The National Bank Series against the West Indies at Napier.

The pace bowler was a late withdrawal from the team ahead of the second Test in Wellington with a stomach virus.

However, he has returned to health and takes his place in the same 13-man party as from the first two matches.

The BLACKCAPS can extend their record run of consecutive wins to six with victory at McLean Park, which would also earn them a 3-0 clean sweep of the series.

BLACKCAPS: Nathan Astle, Shane Bond, Stephen Fleming (captain), Peter Fulton, James Franklin, Jamie How, Brendon McCullum, Hamish Marshall, Chris Martin, Kyle Mills, Jeetan Patel, Scott Styris, Daniel Vettori.

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