9 May 2013

Four changes to Black Caps lineup

11:06 am on 9 May 2013

The New Zealand cricket selectors could go with the same 11 players used in the home test series against England, when the return contest starts at Lord's next week.

An unchanged top-order seems certain after Martin Guptill was left out of the final warm-up match against England A starting in Leicester tonight.

Pace bowler Doug Bracewell could struggle to force his way into the line-up although he does get a start tonight, while Neil Wagner has been rested.

But the Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum says they haven't finalised their test team just yet.

And McCullum says not selecting those four for this four-day match doesn't mean they won't make the final team to play the first test at Lord's.

There are four changes to the Black Caps side that beat Derbyshire with captain Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor and bowlers Tim Southee and Trent Boult playing.

New Zealand XI 1 Hamish Rutherford, 2 Peter Fulton, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Dean Brownlie, 6 Brendon McCullum (capt), 7 BJ Watling, 8 Doug Bracewell, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Bruce Martin, 11 Trent Boult