11 Jul 2014

Bracewell called into NZ A squad

10:49 am on 11 July 2014

The Central Districts pace bowler Doug Bracewell has been called into the New Zealand A cricket squad as a replacement for the injured Adam Milne.

Milne has been forced to withdraw from New Zealand A's tour of England with an elbow injury and is expected to be unavailable for six weeks.

Bracewell, omitted from the New Zealand Test squad earlier this year for disciplinary reasons, has impressed selectors with his application and commitment over the past three months.

Selection General Manager, Bruce Edgar, says Bracewell had ticked every box asked of him during New Zealand Cricket's winter camps in Lincoln, and that progress and evaluation reports had been positive.

The 23-year-old Bracewell has played 18 Tests for the Black Caps, his most memorable at Hobart in 2011 when a nine-wicket haul helped steer New Zealand to a seven-run victory over Australia.