10 Jul 2012

Black Caps consider rushing McCullum into side straight off plane

11:48 am on 10 July 2012

The New Zealand Cricket coach John Wright is considering rushing batsman Brendon McCullum into the side for the third one dayer against the West Indies in St Kitts.

McCullum wasn't included in the initial one day squad for the tour as the selectors wanted him to rest.

He arrives in the Caribbean tomorrow ahead of the two test matches but with the Black Caps already two nil down in the best of five series they need to win Thursday's game to keep the series alive.

Wright says he will see how fresh McCullum is and won't be leaving the decision up to him.