2 Dec 2009

Darryl Tuffey set for first test in five years

6:51 pm on 2 December 2009

Darryl Tuffey is set to play his first cricket test in five years when New Zealand and Pakistan meet in the second test of their three match series in Wellington tomorrow.

Tuffey last played a test in 2004 against England but Black Caps skipper Dan Vettori's confirmed he'll be Shane Bond's likely replacement.

Bond's had to pull out of the test due to an abdominal muscle injury he suffered in the first test win in Dunedin, Vettori says they're set to keep the same balance with three front line pace bowlers.