4 Jan 2011

Daryl Tuffey added to the Black Caps Test squad

5:58 pm on 4 January 2011

Paceman Daryl Tuffey has been added to the New Zealand Cricket squad as bowling cover for the Black Caps first Test against Pakistan starting in Hamilton on Friday.

Tuffey replaces Wellington's Andy McKay, who recently sustained a side strain and has not fully recovered.

New Zealand Cricket says McKay needs to get to a point where he can bowl pain free and for sustained periods.

McKay is back bowling and but is not yet at the point where he can be considered for Test selection.

The addition of Tuffey is the only change to the squad announced in December last year.

The Test squad is:

Brent Arnel - Northern Knights

James Franklin - Wellington Firebirds

Martin Guptill - Auckland Aces

Chris Martin - Auckland Aces

Brendon McCullum - Otago Volts

Tim McIntosh - Auckland Aces

Jesse Ryder - Wellington Firebirds

Tim Southee - Northern Knights

Ross Taylor - Central Stags

Daryl Tuffey - Auckland Aces

Daniel Vettori - Northern Knights

Kane Williamson - Northern Knights

Reece Young - Canterbury Wizards

The first match of the two test series starts on Friday at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

A decision on the final playing eleven will be made closer to the start of the match.