Veteran all-rounder Grant Elliott has been called into
the New Zealand cricket squad to replace the injured Corey
Anderson for the one-day internationals against South Africa.
South Africa-born Elliott, 33, who played the last of his 37
ODIs more than two years ago, was called up after Anderson
broke his left thumb after being struck on the hand while
Anderson, 22, played in all three Twenty20 internationals
against South Africa in December and had been retained in the
ODI squad for the three-match series this month before he was
injured in a domestic match.
His thumb is in a cast for the next two weeks.
"We decided to replace him (Anderson) with another batting
all-rounder in Grant Elliott," Black Caps coach Mike Hesson
"Grant comes into the squad with invaluable knowledge and
experience of South African conditions."
Elliott last played for New Zealand in a one-day
international against India in December 2010.
He averages 32.54 with the bat, scoring 115 against Australia
in 2009, and has taken 19 wickets with the ball.