Return of Wilson |
2nd Aus-NZ ODI today
Former rugby All Black Jeff Wilson will return to international cricket for the first time in 12 years Tuesday when he takes the field against Australia.
Wilson gets his chance in the second of five one-day internationals against the world's top side after New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris was ruled out with a knee injury.
Styris has suffered in recent Weeks with bruising to the bone on his left knee, and after soreness at training Monday he was advised to rest.
Wilson will be picking up where he left off after playing four one-day internationals against Australia in 1993 before embarking on a glittering decade-long All Black rugby career.
For Australia, batsman Mike Hussey and paceman Jason Gillespie replace Simon Katich and Michael Kasprowicz on Tuesday.