New Zealand v England: Jos Buttler injury worry for second Test
England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler is an injury doubt for the second Test against New Zealand which starts at 22:00 GMT on Thursday.
Make his introduction a option and ollie Pope is to take his own position behind the stumps.
“Jos has substituted his back at the gym,” said England captain Joe Root. “We’ll have to see where he’s at.
“We knew that this was a possibility when we selected the group.”
He added:”I’m quite happy that Popey’s has got the potential of performing a good job for us.”
Rather than picking Crawley, the tourists could also opt to recall seam Chris Woakes.
“There is several different mixes we can go with and I feel a great deal of this will require the surface,” said .
“We are searching for the ideal combination to take 20 wickets and then balance that in terms of getting the batting where we need it to become.
“It may be an all-rounder, we will see.”
England lost the first match of the show by an innings and 65 runs.