25 Jul 2012

Wagner likely to play first test

6:19 am on 25 July 2012

The New Zealand cricket side for the first test against the West Indies in Antigua is taking shape with a couple of players unavailable because of injury.

Quad injuries to BJ Watling and Trent Boult have ruled them out of the clash at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

It means Kruger van Wyk will keep wickets, while newcomer Neil Wagner should make his test debut alongside fellow paceman Doug Bracewell and Chris Martin.

Captain Ross Taylor says spinner Tarun Nethula will be included in the 13.