Published: Sat, December 02, 2017
Health Care | By Alberto Manning

Tim Southee to miss opening West Indies Test

Tim Southee to miss opening West Indies Test

Following the second test against the West Indies in Hamilton next week - it will then be a 98 days over the New Zealand summer before the first test against England with just four tests being played during the home season.

"Sunil's a class player, he was picked on form and he got 150 the other day against a pretty good (New Zealand A) attack".

West Indies struck two vital blows but were still reeling after being bundled out cheaply, as old habits returned to haunt them on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand here Thursday.

Tom Latham (37) and Kane Williamson (one) fell in quick succession before Raval and Taylor cautiously added 17 in 8.3 overs through to stumps.

Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl on the verdant Basin pitch.

"It was a bit of a freaky day to be honest", Wagner was quoted as saying by I sort of got a bit anxious at one stage, they were looking quite comfortable. At the start I just felt like I didn't have a great rhythm.

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As a result, Henry will join the third pace-bowling spot with Trent Boult and Neil Wagner.

"I recall a couple of weeks back in a Plunket Shield game where I felt a million dollars and couldn't get a wicket, and then you go out there today and things don't really tick, but wickets just keep on falling".

However, he had to wait 90 minutes for the first breakthrough as top-scorer Kieran Powell (42) and Kraigg Brathwaite (24) - the only scores of note - put on 59 for the first wicket.

Shai Hope lasted three balls before he gloved a legside delivery to give wicket- keeper Tom Blundell his first catch in Tests.

Dowrich was run out by a direct hit at the non-striker's end in a mix up with Roach and Miguel Cummins was bowled for one playing down the wrong line, as West Indies limped to 105 for nine.

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