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Neil Wagner comes into New Zealand ODI squad after injury to Adam Milne

Neil Wagner: Has been called into New Zealand ODI squad to replace Milne

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New Zealand have called up their second replacement player in 24 hours after fast bowler Adam Milne was ruled out of the upcoming one-day international series in South Africa.

Milne suffered a recurrence of a lower leg injury, with South Africa-born left-arm seamer Neil Wagner called in as cover.

The news comes a day after the Black Caps revealed Grant Elliot would fly to South Africa after fellow all-rounder Corey Anderson fractured his thumb in training, meaning he will miss the series.

"Adam sustained a recurrence of his lower leg injury that's been problematic for him over the last few months," New Zealand physiotherapist Paul Close said.

"He requires further assessment to determine the severity of the injury but because he is unable bowl without pain the decision has been made to replace him for the ODI series."

Black Caps head coach Mike Hesson added: "While it is obviously disappointing for Adam this gives Neil a wonderful opportunity to join the squad for the ODI series.

"He's the ideal replacement for Adam and we are confident he will perform well in the one-dayers should he get the opportunity on this tour."