NZ recall McClenaghan, Anderson for Champions Trophy

NZ recall McClenaghan, Anderson for Champions Trophy

New Zealand Cricket have recalled pacers Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne and allrounder Corey Anderson for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017 which takes place in June in England and Wales. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ চ্যাম্পিয়ন্স ট্রফির জন্য নিউজিল্যান্ড দল ঘোষণা]

Leg-spinner Jeetan Patel also returns into the squad. Dean Brownlie, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi have been left out.

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“It’s been good to see all three back on the park and bowling; together they add a lot of experience to our squad. Mitch and Adam have been running in well, and Corey has shown he’ll be capable of providing an option with the ball,” said Blackcaps coach Mike Hesson.

“We believe it’s an exciting squad; an experienced squad, and one that has the batting power and the bowling variations to prevail in a potentially high-scoring tournament.

“Having four all-rounders (including Mitchell Santner) certainly helps with balance, and the return of Mitch and Adam will offer options with the new ball, through the middle of the innings, and in the death overs,” he added.

McClenaghan and Anderson are having a good season for their teams in IPL 2017. Milne also showed impressive performance.

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New Zealand are in Group A of Champions Trophy 2017. They will face hosts England, Australia and Bangladesh.

New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (capt), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Neil Broom, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Jeetan Patel, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.

-Ruffin, Correspondent,