1 Dec 2009

O'Brien available for selection

5:44 am on 1 December 2009

The New Zealand pace bowler Iain O'Brien is expected to be available for the second cricket Test against Pakistan, starting in Wellington on Thursday.

O'Brien suffered a dislocation of the middle finger of his right hand during the first Test in Dunedin.

He saw a specialist in Wellington late yesterday and x-rays confirmed that there was no fracture.

He has minor swelling and discomfort but is expected to recover fully and will be available for selection.