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Watling ruled out with back injury

BLACKCAPS wicket-keeper BJ Watling’s a late withdrawal for the second Test against England in Birmingham, after failing to overcome a sore back.

The injury has troubled Watling in the past and although it has improved in the past 24 hours, it hasn’t improved enough to be confident of him getting through a full Test behind the stumps.

Wellington Firebirds wicket-keeper batsman Tom Blundell will take the gloves and bat six in his 11th Test.

The second Test of the G.J.Gardner Homes Test tour of England begins at Edgbaston at 11am local, live on Spark Sport and the SEN-NZ radio App in New Zealand.

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