Mumbai: Mar 16, 2011
New Zealand called up seamer Daryl Tuffey into their World Cup squad as cover for the injured Kyle Mills. Tuffey is expected to join the team in Mumbai on Friday when the Black Caps, who have already made sure of their quarter-final place, face Sri Lanka in their last Group A match.
"With Kyle Mills suffering from a quad strain we felt it was important to cover our bases," said New Zealand selector Mark Greatbatch. "The medical team are working hard to get Kyle fit and we are hopeful he will still play a big part in the World Cup so bringing in Daryl is a precaution.
"Getting Daryl over to India early gives him the best chance of adjusting to the different time zone and conditions should he become part of the official squad." The 32-year-old Tuffey has played 94 one-day internationals, taking 110 wickets.