Coach Mike Hesson said team officials had lost confidence in 29-year-old Ryder, who recently returned to the squad after two years out including a six-month drug ban, and all-rounder Bracwell, 23.

The pair were not in the starting team for the first Test in Auckland, which New Zealand won by 40 runs, and have been fined for misconduct following the late night episode.

“Both Jesse and Doug did not prepare themselves well for the Test match and we’re very disappointed,” said Hesson. “We need to make sure that all our players prepare themselves accordingly for Test cricket… If a player was to have a beer with their meal before a game, we don’t have an issue with that at all. But there’s a big difference between that and what occurred the night before the Test match.”

Ryder quit international cricket in 2012 citing personal problems.

During his absence he was left in a medically induced coma after being attacked at a Christchurch bar.

Jimmy Neesham and Tom Latham have been called up as replacements.

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