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Daniel Vettori ready for come back against Pak in 3rd Test

New Delhi: Daniel Vettori, former New Zealand skipper, is all set to make a come back as injury prone ace bowler has been included in the team squad against Pakistan for the 3rd and final
India TV Sports Desk November 25, 2014 13:26 IST
India TV Sports Desk

New Delhi: Daniel Vettori, former New Zealand skipper, is all set to make a come back as injury prone ace bowler has been included in the team squad against Pakistan for the 3rd and final Test match.

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson considers taking three spinners into the deciding clash with Pakistan in Sharjah which starts on Wednesday.

Mike Hesson said the pitch looked extremely dry and Vettori's ability to contain batsmen would complement offspinner Mark Craig and leg spinner Ish Sodhi in the playing side.

Fighting with injuries at regular intervals, Vittori made a comeback against South Africa in an ODI series last month who has been off the field since June 2013.

The 3rd and the final Test match will be played on Wednesday at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah and is expected to a series decider as Pakistan won the 1st Test match with a huge margin of 248 runs and 2nd Test ended in a draw. Pakistan lead the series by 1-0.

New Zealand coach Mike Hasson said, "We played a (practice) game here in Sharjah, saw the wicket we`re likely to play on and, with Vittory being over here, the possibility of playing three spinners is one we couldn`t give up."

One of the two pace-bowling all-rounders, Jimmy Neesham or Corey Anderson, is expected to drop out of the playing side if Vettori is recalled, with Trent Boult and Tim Southee retained as the new ball combination.