McClenaghan added to Test squad

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) today confirmed that fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan will remain in South Africa for the upcoming Test series.

McClenaghan replaces Tim Southee who was ruled out last week with a thumb injury.

BLACKCAPS Head Coach, Mike Hesson, said: "With Tim Southee's injury and Mark Gillespie being unavailable due to injury we have taken the opportunity to add Mitchell McClenaghan to the Test squad for the two match series against South Africa.

“Mitchell has been an impressive performer over the past couple of domestic seasons and deserves this opportunity following a promising start to International Cricket during the T20 series in South Africa.

“Mitchell is a talented and exciting young fast bowler who has the ability to unsettle batsmen with his pace and bounce."

“We are confident if the opportunity arises during the tour he will perform well during the Test series."

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