Wagner left the field late in the third period on day three, feeling discomfort in his back and leg. The extent of his injury is not known, but Wagner failed a fitness test before playing the fourth day on Sunday, and may struggle to be fit for the second test, which starts on Friday.
“Doug is a talented bowler who has been a fixture for the Central Stags in all formats this season,” New Zealand coach Gary Stead said. “We hope his skills match the bowlers we have in the squad going into the next Test.”
In addition to the three pacers still playing in the first Test – Tim Southee, Matt Henry, and Blair Tickner – New Zealand also have right-hander Scott Kuggeleijn in the squad. Where Kuggeleijn only made his Test debut last month, Bracewell brings more experience, having played 27 Tests in which he took 72 wickets.