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Bairstow added to Test squad as back-up

The Yorkshire batsman will stay in New Zealand for the two warm-up matches as cover for Joe Denly

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Bairstow added to Test squad as back-up

Jonny Bairstow will be part of the Test squad for the two warm-up matches against New Zealand Cricket XI

Yorkshire and England batsman Jonny Bairstow has been added to the Test squad for the two-match Test series against New Zealand as back-up for the injured Kent batsman Joe Denly.

Bairstow will stay in New Zealand, following the conclusion of the five-match IT20 series on Sunday at Eden Park, Auckland, for the the two warm-up matches against New Zealand Cricket XI starting in Whangarei on Tuesday.

Denly, who sustained ligament damage to his right ankle in practice ahead of the the first IT20 at the start of the month, is making progress on his rehabilitation and is hoping that he will be fit to play in the three-day warm-up match starting on Friday November 15.

England’s Test specialists arrived in Auckland this week and will travel to Whangarei on Monday with the rest of the squad and management.

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