Realities of being a 35-year-old international wicketkeeper-batsman brought home to B-J Watling
The realities of being a 35-year-old international wicketkeeper-batsman have been brought home to B-J Watling ahead of the opening New Zealand-West Indies cricket test in Hamilton
2 December 2020
In a move which might foreshadow the future, Tom Blundell takes the gloves and moves down the order with Will Young set to open on debut as the country's 280th test representative.
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Captain Kane Williamson says Watling's hamstring twinge meant a 71st cap was out of the question.
The focus ahead of tomorrow's start is now on whether Mitchell Santner's used.
He could play at the expense of a pace bowler, or works as an all-rounder in place of Daryl Mitchell.
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