New Zealand ODI squad announced for India series
New Zealand will be without three key bowlers as they announced their ODI squad for the three-match series against India
Hamilton: New Zealand have named their squad for the ODI series against India. Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry have not been included due to injuries while uncapped Kyle Jamieson has got a call-up.
India and New Zealand are currently involved in a five-T20I rubber the Virat Kohli-led side leading 3-0. After the T20Is, both teams will play three ODIs and two Tests. The first ODI is in Hamilton on February 5.
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The hosts’ pace attack will have a new look following the injuries to Boult (broken hand), Ferguson (calf strain) and Henry (broken thumb). Boult could be fit in time to play the longer version of the game.
“It’s always a tremendous occasion taking on India and we've seen from the T20 series they're clearly as strong as ever. Tim Southee has an important job leading our new-look pace attack, which has a huge opportunity against some of the very best batsmen in the world,” New Zealand coach Gary Stead said.
“It’s great to have Tom fit so we can call on his experience behind the stumps and in the middle order,” he added.
New Zealand ODI squad
Kane Williamson (captain), Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tom Latham (wicketkeeper), Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi (for 1st ODI), Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.
India tour of New Zealand schedule
T20Is (All matches start at 12.30 PM IST)
1st T20I (January 24) - Auckland - India won by six wickets
2nd T20I (January 26) - Auckland - India won by seven wickets
3rd T20I (January 29) - Hamilton - Match tied. India won in Super Over
4th T20I (January 31) - Wellington
5th T20I (February 2) - Mount Maunganui
ODIs (All matches start at 7.30 AM IST)
1st ODI (February 5) - Hamilton
2nd ODI (February 8) - Auckland
3rd ODI (February 11) - Mount Maunganui
Tests (All matches start at 4 AM IST)
1st Test (February 21-25) - Wellington
2nd Test (February 29-March 4) - Christchurch