Recalls for Redmond, Southee, Williamson

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New Zealand have recalled batsmen Kane Williamson and Aaron Redmond and fast bowler Tim Southee for next month's three-Test series against the West Indies.

New Zealand have recalled batsmen Kane Williamson and Aaron Redmond and fast bowler Tim Southee for next month's three-Test series against the West Indies.

Williamson's participation is subject to a fitness test in the wake of a broken thumb, while all-rounder Corey Anderson has also been included despite sustaining a rib injury during the recent tour of Sri Lanka. Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi, too, has been retained.

"Kane has been in the nets batting and bowling and getting his intensity levels up," said national selectoin general manager Bruce Edgar. "We're confident he should be right come Tuesday."

Southee recently returned to international cricket after undergoing ankle surgery in July, impressing during a string of ODIs against Bangladesh. Redmond, who has not played Test cricket since 2008, has enjoyed an outstanding stretch of form at domestic level this season.

"Aaron has made a good start to the Plunket Shield to date, and on top of the 67 he scored for the New Zealand XI we felt he was the best top-order batting cover," added Edgar.

<b>Squad:</b> Brendon McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Peter Fulton, Aaron Redmond, Hamish Rutherford, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson.

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