New Zealand include pacer Matt Henry for 1st Test vs Windies
Wellington, Nov 30 (CRICKETNMORE) - On the eve of the opening Test against the West Indies at Basin Reserve, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Thursday picked paceman Matt Henry as a replacement for veteran Tim Southee in the playing XI.
Southee, who is expecting the birth of his child, will miss the first Test against the Caribbean side.
Meanwhile, the Kiwis preferred to go with Henry over his Auckland counterpart Lockie Ferguson, who was called up as cover for Southee last week.
"Henry has been playing well for a long time and hasn't had the opportunities that he's deserved. He's a different bowler to Lockie and has been bowling with good pace, does tend to move the ball well and it's exciting for Matt," Williamson said here on Thursday.