With record-setting wicketkeeper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/bj-watling/news/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BJ Watling</a> in doubt for the final Test against Bangladesh, the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">New Zealand</a> selectors have recalled <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/tom-blundell/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tom Blundell</a> as cover. <p></p> <p></p>Watling is nursing what New Zealand coach Gary Stead on Tuesday termed a "minor left hamstring strain". He did not take the field at Basin Reserve on day five after hurting himself while warming-up before play. After the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/new-zealand-vs-bangladesh-2019-2nd-test-neil-wagner-bounces-out-bangladesh-as-new-zealand-take-series-813925" target="_blank" rel="noopener">innings victory</a> that sealed the series for New Zealand, Stead said that the management decided to give him time to recover. (<strong>READ: </strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/new-zealand-vs-bangladesh-2019-kane-williamson-in-doubt-for-third-test-bj-watling-to-be-monitored-813931" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kane Williamson in doubt for third Test, BJ Watling to be monitored</a>) <p></p><p class="p1">Blundell scored a century on Test debut against West Indies in December 2017 when Watling was sidelined with a hamstring injury, thus becoming the f<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/tom-blundell-sets-new-record-on-test-debut-for-new-zealand-665327" target="_blank" rel="noopener">irst New Zealand wicketkeeper to achieve the feat</a>. He played just one more Test and has not been called on since 2017.</p> <p></p>The 28-year-old is coming off scores of 52 and 100* for Wellington in the Plunket Shield. <p></p> <p></p>A New Zealand Cricket statement today said that Watling and captain Kane Williamson (pectoral) will have until Friday to prove their fitness and be available for selection. <p></p> <p></p>The Third Test starts on Saturday in Christchurch.