Cricket: Hauritz to take over from Krejza

New South Wales offspinner Nathan Hauritz has earned a recall for the second cricket test against New Zealand in Adelaide starting on Friday after Jason Krejza rolled his ankle at training.

Hauritz, 27, played one test in India four years ago.

He has been rushed into the Australian squad of 12 but is likely to play when Australia announce their final 11 on Friday morning, unless Krejza recovers in time.

"Krejza has undergone X-rays after spraining his ankle at Australian training today and, while he has been cleared of any major damage, the (selectors) decided that Hauritz should join the team in case the injury does not recover before Friday," Cricket Australia said today.

The doubt over Krejza's fitness is a huge blow for the 25-year-old Tasmanian, who was so impressive in his test debut with 12 wickets in Nagpur against India this month.

Australian team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said Krejza had suffered a ligament strain to his right ankle.

"He will be provided as much time as necessary in order to be available for selection although the likelihood of this is still uncertain," Kountouris said.

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