Blundell called in to BLACKCAPS as cover

Fresh off a century in the Plunket Shield, Wellington Firebirds wicket-keeper Tom Blundell has been called into the BLACKCAPS Test squad as cover for the third Test against Bangladesh at Hagley Oval.

Blundell, who scored a Test century on debut against the West Indies last season, will join the squad in Christchurch tonight as back-up for incumbent keeper BJ Watling who strained his hamstring before play on the final day of the second Test in Wellington.

Watling and captain Kane Williamson (pectoral) will have until Friday to prove their fitness and be available for selection.

The Third Test starts on Saturday.