To make room for Kyle Mills, no less!
Stephen Fleming (captain), Nathan Astle, Ian Butler, Chris Cairns, Chris Harris, Hamish Marshall, Brendan McCullum (wicket-keeper), Craig McMillan, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Michael Papps, Scott Styris, Daryl Tuffey, Daniel Vettori.
Remembering these were the same two players that created the most embarrassment for Bracewell's test selections, this must've taken some serious stones. The Dominion Post even called it "one of the most predictable New Zealand cricket line-ups in recent history" this morning, only to get it wrong themselves.
Franklin can be expensive, but he's also more than capable of taking the top off batting lineups in UK conditions. Bracewell is still clearly loving Mills' death bowling, and also loving Butler's pace, despite what can only be called run-haemorrhaging for Kent recently.