Will Young will be released from the BLACKCAPS Test Squad after play today in Christchurch to represent the Central Stags in the next round of the Plunket Shield.
Round seven of the competition starts tomorrow with Young’s Central Stags facing Canterbury in Rangiora.
Young will return to the Test squad after round seven while his Central Stags teammate Doug Bracewell will join the team when the Test squad assembles in Wellington.
Bracewell would’ve been named as an injury replacement in the Test squad during the England Test series but was ruled out with a minor groin strain.
Since then he has made a successful playing return, featuring for the Stags in the last round of the Plunket Shield.
BLACKCAPS coach Gary Stead said the changes were about giving Young match time and bringing in a different set of bowling skills.
“We think it’s important for Will to keep getting cricket under his belt.
“With the timing of this round and the next Test we thought it was a good opportunity to get him on the park and have time in first-class match conditions.
“Doug is a skilful bowler who has been in strong form for the Central Stags across formats this season.
“We believe his skills will complement the rest of the bowlers we have in the group going into the next Test.”
The BLACKCAPS Test Squad are set to relocate to Wellington on Tuesday with Bracewell joining the team there.