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Williamson back for Black Caps

New Zealand have included Yorkshire batsman Kane Williamson in their squad for the home Test series against West Indies.

Kane Williamson has returned for New Zealand after suffering a broken thumb during the recent tour of BangladeshThe 23-year-old, who has four hundreds and 10 fifties from 27 five-day appearances for the Black Caps, is recovering from a broken thumb that forced him to return home early from the recent tour of Bangladesh.

He is expected to return to the side for the first Test, which starts on Tuesday, having replaced the out-of-form Dean Brownlie in the squad.

All-rounder Corey Anderson has been called up despite suffering a rib injury in Sri Lanka while Tim Southee has also been passed fit following ankle surgery in July. It will be the bowler's first Test appearance since then, though he did come through one-day games against Bangladesh unscathed.

New Zealand squad: Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Peter Fulton, Brendon McCullum, Aaron Redmond, Hamish Rutherford, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson

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