Will O'Rourke

New Zealand commander Tim Southee has shown that uncapped fast William O’Rourke has “a decent opportunity” to make his Test debut on Tuesday, when they have South Africa for the second Test in Hamilton.

In the initial Test in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand handled a three-man pace assault rather than their standard four, highlighting Southee, Matt Henry and Kyle Jamieson. With Hamilton expected to offer somewhat more speed and bob, and crease bowling all over choice Daryl Mitchell precluded, it will be a shot in the dark between Neil Wagner and O’Rourke for the fourth fast’s spot.

“There’s a decent opportunity, he’s in the 13,” Southee said of O’Rourke. ” Neil has also been a member of the group and has consistently performed well for us.

“It’s perfect to have those choices to be made. Will is a fascinating talent who has played some international cricket and is certain to have a bright future at the highest level.

O’Rourke made his debut for the international team in a home ODI series against Bangladesh in December of last year. He got five wickets in three matches. According to Southee, O’Rourke is a “big and tall guy” who stands 6’4″ and is very similar to Jamieson.

“His assets are clearly his level and capacity to extricate bob,” Southee said. ” Being a major, tall person he’s not excessively not at all like KJ [Jamieson]. He has abilities with the ball too. He has the tools to be a very good bowler and will undoubtedly succeed at this level.

“Will’s most likely played a touch more cricket than I had [at his age],” he added. ” He has an extraordinary head on his shoulders.

“He’s a really full grown person from what I’ve seen of him. He’s had a little taste as of now, so he knows what’s in store, however you simply appreciate it and stick to what you’ve done that has got you here.”

Wagner played his past Test very nearly a year prior, in Christchurch against Sri Lanka. The 37-year-old has highlighted in 63 Tests and taken 258 wickets.

According to Southee, “It’s not just Neil, it’s any guy who misses out, it’s not a nice place to be.” You need to be out there, addressing your nation, however actually it’s pro game, and there’s just 11 people that can go out and play the game.

“Typically, [coach] Gary [Stead] will let it be known and afterward I’ll circle back to a touch of talk too. Although it’s not the most pleasant aspect of the job, the men are fairly understanding.”

In addition, Southee confirmed that Will Young will start in Mitchell’s place while he recovers from a persistent foot injury. Young has scored 582 runs, including six half-centuries, in 13 Test matches.

“We will have another look tomorrow, however with Daryl Mitchell not being here, Will Youthful will slip into the center request. We’ll settle on the last make-up of the bowling assault in the first part of the day, after one last gander at the wicket.

“You make a decision based on the amount of balance you need for the five days.”

New Zealand lead the two-match series 1-0, subsequent to beating South Africa by 281 runs in the opener.