7 May 2013

Wagner and Bracewell put hands up for test selection

5:17 pm on 7 May 2013

The New Zealand pace bowlers Neil Wagner and Doug Bracewell have staked their claims for Test selection after guiding the Black Caps to victory over Derbyshire in their tour opener in Derby.

Wagner took 5 wickets in the county sides second innings as New Zealand won by 107 runs.

He finished with 8 wickets in the match and Bracewell 7.

The pair are probably battling for the third seamer's spot in the Test lineup, but Wagner doesn't see it as a rivalry and says it's healthy for the team.

Meanwhile Bracewell says the Duke ball being used in England isn't an issue for them, despite being so use to the Cookaburra.