Discarded Kiwi opener How called in as cover for doubtful Flynn

March 24th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI  

Napier, Mar.24 (ANI): New Zealands cricket selectors have called in Jamie How as a replacement for injured batsman Daniel Flynn for the second Test against India to be played here later this week.
Flynn was a virtual spectator at New Zealand’’s practice session today before leaving midway through for scans on the left hand damaged by Indian pace bowler Ishant Sharma while scoring a dogged 67 on Saturday, during the first test loss at Hamilton.
The 23-year-old was in obvious discomfort after taking throw downs for a short period of time. He was unable to bat in the nets or take part in fielding drills, returning to training late in the session equipped with the scans.
New Zealand Cricket selector John Wright witnessed Flynn’’s problems, conveyed the news to convener Glenn Turner and late this afternoon former test opener Jamie How was summoned to join the squad as cover.
How, who averages 23.36 from 18 tests, was chosen as the stand-by first drop ahead of fellow-test discard Peter Fulton.
How fell from grace during the latter stages of the one-day series against the West Indies in January — the culmination of a lean trot that previously saw him struggle during two test losses in Australia.
Ironically he scored 54 in his last Test innings at McLean Park, a counter-attacking cameo that was unable to save his Test berth. (ANI)

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