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New Zealand include pacer Matt Henry for 1st Test vs Windies

by Athar Ansari Nov 30, 2017 • 14:33 PM

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.

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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. 

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