14 Dec 2012

Bates to join NZ Twenty20 squad

6:08 am on 14 December 2012

The Auckland pace bowler Michael Bates has replaced Mark Gillespie in the New Zealand Twenty20 squad for matches in South Africa.

Gillespie was named on Wednesday as a replacement for Adam Milne, but he then suffered a side strain while playing for Wellington.

Bates will join the squad in South Africa on Friday.