Blackcaps v Pakistan: Veteran Doug Bracewell to replace injured Matt Henry for subcontinent one-day campaign

Veteran allrounder Doug Bracewll has been called into the Blackcaps squad, replacing bowler Matt Henry for the one-day series in Pakistan and India.

New Zealand begin the white-ball leg of their subcontinent tour against Pakistan on Monday, but will feature a shorthanded bowling attack, after Henry injured an abdominal muscle during the final stages of the second-test draw at Karachi.

With recovery expected to take 2-4 weeks, his absence has provided another opportunity for Bracewell, 32, to add to his international resume, which began with a Twenty20 encounter against Zimbabwe in 2011 and now spans 68 matches over 13 years.

His most recent appearance came in a home one-day series against the Netherlands last year, when he took three wickets and scored 63 runs over two matches.

NZ coach Gary Stead describes Bracewell as a natural replacement for Henry.

"Doug is a quality bowler with a lot of experience, and we feel his skills best compliment the bowling mix we already have in the squads for Pakistan and India," he said.

"He has experience across all three formats at international level, has experience in the subcontinent and has already shown his range of skills this season."

Henry's injury further dilutes a bowling attack already missing veteran Trent Boult through professional commitments, and Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne and Ben Sears through injury. Test skipper Tim Southee will also miss next week's three-match series in India.

"Matt has been one of the leaders of our ODI attack for a number of years and I know he’s disappointed to be missing out because of injury," said Stead.

"With important home series coming up, it’s vital he has time to recover properly over the coming weeks."