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Neil Wagner claimed 7 for 39 to dismantle West Indies

Neil Wagner claimed 7 for 39 to dismantle West Indies

The West Indies, or the Windies, begin their Test tour of New Zealand tomorrow with one thing on their minds: to beat the Kiwis on the way to re-establishing their cricketing pedigree.

West Indies have struggled in recent times and now lie eighth in the Test rankings, well behind the Black Caps who are fourth.

Worker, who has not appeared for New Zealand in Tests, has notched up 737 runs at an average of 49.13 in nine first-class matches he played this year.

"George will join the Test squad for the first time on the back of his form in first-class cricket over the past couple of seasons".

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It will be New Zealand's first test in eight months which could put them at a disadvantage compared to the tourists' who have been busy in the test game in recent months.

After 16 series between 1952 and 2014, the West Indies have won six, New Zealand seven, and three have been drawn.

New Zealand team for the first test: Kane Williamson (c), Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tom Blundell, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.

The rest of the New Zealand line-up was predictable with wicketkeeper Tom Blundell making his debut in place of the injured BJ Watling. "I think we just have to be consistent and keep working hard, and never take anything for granted and I think the performances will come".

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The West Indies' five-wicket upset win over third-ranked England in August - when rising star Shai Hope became the first player to score a century in each innings of a Test at the famous Leeds ground - boosted the morale of the eighth- ranked side.

West Indies would face a very different challenge than the one they faced on relatively slower pitches of Zimbabwe.

The question is, can the Windies show that they have the goods to make it back, and can they best New Zealand, in New Zealand, to signal their intention?

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