Test Cricket Tours - New Zealand to West Indies 2012
Tour ofWest Indies 2012Captain : Ross Taylor
Sixtieth official Test tour.
Fifth Test-playingtour of West Indies by New Zealand
(June – August 2012)
The tour began with two Twenty20 internationals in Florida, the second time that New Zealand had played such matches there(they also met Sri Lanka in May 2010)
New Zealand had no preparatory camp or pre-tour side matches.John Wright accepted that not having warm-up matches was the modern way but asked that the team should arrive in Florida early to acclimatise and take practice.Wright later declined an offer to extend his contract and would step down as coach at the end of the West Indies tour.
The ICC awarded South African-born Neil Wagner eligibility to play for New Zealand, even though playing in the IPL and attending a family wedding meant he was not actually resident in New Zealand for the required number of days for four consecutive years.
Kim Littlejohn (chairman),John Wright (coach),John Buchanan (High Performance Director of Cricket), Ross Taylor (captain)
Not considered:NZ Cricket’s Chief Executive David White said Jesse Ryder, needs to prove his health, fitness and commitment to the game before he could be considered for national selection once again.
Tour Party Announced : 3 May 2012.
Withdrawal:Mark Gillespie failed to recover from an ankle sprain and withdrew from the Test squad on 3 July.He was replaced by Tim Southee, already a member of the one-day squad, on 13 July
Time between selection and departure from New Zealand
(3 May - 24 June)
The fast-medium bowlers had a week in Brisbane before departing but there was otherwise no preparatory camp.The tour party departed from Auckland Airport on Sunday 24 June Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson flew from England.
Arrived in Miami on 25 June and had five days to practice before the first T20 international.
Four players - Neil Wagner, Dan Vettori, Chris Martin and Kruger van Wyk - arrived later for the Test series.
Time spent in Florida and West Indies
(25 June - 7 August 2012)
On-tour selection panel
Trent Boult, already part of the Test squad, was added to the one-day international squad on 2 July and joined the team early. The intention was to rest Brendon McCullum from the one-day and T20 matches after his IPL commitments, but he had to be brought in to the squad as results continued to be disappointing. He arrived on 11 July.
Ronnie Hira dislocated a middle finger joint in Florida which ruled him out of the remainder of the tour, and he was sent home.Ross Taylor had a displacement of the joint in his left shoulder but did not return home early.