Tuffey recalled for ODI series vs Sri Lanka

Published: Thursday, December 16, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Wellington:New Zealand seam bowler Daryl Tuffey was recalled to the New Zealand squad for the forthcoming One-day series against Sri Lanka, starting later this month.

According to the New Zealand cricket board, the right-arm bowler, who was forced to give the recent tours of Bangladesh and Australia a miss because of a prolonged leg injury, has attained full fitness.

However, there was no such luck for out-of-form middle-order batsman Craig McMillan, who has axed for his protracted lean run with the bat. Rookies Andre Adams and Tama Canning have also been dumped.

The Kiwi selectors have pruned down the squad to 12 for the first three One-dayers in a bid to allow as many players as possible to play in the domestic first class competition.

Veteran all-rounder Chris Harris is already out of the series after having undergone an operation to repair his shoulder, he injured during the second match of the Chappell-Hadlee series against Australia.

The first match of the one-day series is in Auckland on December 26. The teams also play a two-match test series in the New Year.

New Zealand one-day squad: Stephen Fleming (captain), Nathan Astle, Mathew Sinclair, Hamish Marshall, Scott Styris, Chris Cairns, Jacob Oram, Brendon McCullum, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills, Ian Butler, Daryl Tuffey.

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