The first two Test matches between England and New Zealand ended in a draw © Getty Images
Auckland: Mar 22, 2013
With Kevin Pietersen ruled out of the third and final Test match at Auckland against New Zealand, Jonny Bairstow will replace him and act as the deputy. Pietersen missed out due to knee injury and has also been ruled out of IPL 2013. Monty Panesar is likely to play even though all-rounder Chris Woakes’ name is also doing the round if the pitch is more receptive to spin. For the Black Caps, Doug Bracewell is slotted to be back in the squad. As a result Bruce Martin may miss out.
The first two Test matches ended in a draw. The third and final Test could be the decider for the two teams.
New Zealand (probable): Peter Fulton, Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Dean Brownlie, Brendon McCullum (c), BJ Watling (wk), Tim Southee, Bruce Martin, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.
England (probable): Alastair Cook (c), Nick Compton, Jonathan Trott, Jonathan Bairstow, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Matt Prior (wk), Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, James Anderson, Monty Panesar.
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