Franklin to replace injured Bennett

Tuesday, 9 November 2010 23:07 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Reuters - All-rounder James Franklin will replace injured paceman Hamish Bennett in the New Zealand squad for the remaining two tests against India, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said in a statement on Tuesday.

Bennett, who made his debut against India in the first test, injured his groin while bowling on the first day.

“It’s an unfortunate injury for Hamish, which will see him miss the remainder of the test series against India,” New Zealand coach Mark Greatbatch said in a statement.

“In view of the injury to Hamish and some concerns about Jesse’s (Ryder) ability to bowl in the next match the selectors made the decision to go with an all-rounder.