Birmingham: South Africa-born all-rounder Grant Elliott is set to make his limited overs debut for New Zealand at Edgbaston here Wednesday after being included in the side announced on Tuesday for the second one-day international against England.
Elliott, who had been playing club cricket in Surrey, south-east England, was only called into the New Zealand squad on Monday as cover for fellow all-rounder Jacob Oram, currently sidelined with a hamstring injury.
A New Zealand spokesman confirmed Tuesday Elliott would replace struggling batsman James Marshall in the only change to the team thrashed by 114 runs in at Chester-le-Street on Sunday in the first of a five-match series.
Marshall's omission means Ross Taylor is in line to move up to No 3 in the batting order.
Elliott's only previous international appearance, which came as an injury replacement for Oram, was when he made his Test debut against England in Napier in March - a match where his one wicket cost 85 runs and where he scored just 10 runs in two innings
Born in Johannesburg, Elliott, now 29, left South Africa in 2001 and completed his residency qualification for New Zealand six months before making his Test debut in a match England won by 121 runs to seal a 2-0 series victory.
New Zealand have yet to win a major international match on their current tour of England.
They lost a three-match Test series 2-0 and were beaten by nine wickets in the lone Twenty20 international at Old Trafford on Friday before being routed at the Riverside last weekend.
England are likely to field an unchanged team.
New Zealand team to play England in 2nd ODI at Edgbaston on Wednesday.
Squad: Jamie How, Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Daniel Flynn, Grant Elliott, Gareth Hopkins (wk), Daniel Vettori (capt), Kyle Mills, Tim Southee and Michael Mason.