Colin Munro dropped from first two Bangladesh ODIs, spin duo returns
All rounder Colin Munro has been dropped from the New Zealand squad for the first two ODIs against Bangladesh. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বাংলাদেশের বিপক্ষে ফিরলেন গাপটিল, বাদ মুনরো]
Spin duo Mitchell Santner and Todd Astle returned in the side from knee injuries.
Selector Gavin Larsen said, “We’ve been really pleased with Mitchell’s return after a serious knee surgery last year and we’ll continue to monitor him through the rest of the season.”
“Todd’s another who is returning from a knee injury and after getting limited opportunities against India, we’re keen to see more of him in this series,” he said.
Martin Guptill also been included in the squad despite uncertainty over fitness. He will be available in condition of passing a fitness Test.
Larsen said, “We’re delighted to have Martin back on the park for this series; he’s a world-class player and an integral part of our one-day side.”
“He and Henry did a good job opening up in Hamilton against India and they’re a combination we want to see some more of in this series, before Colin returns to the top for the third game with Kane resting,” he added.
Guptill missed all of the T20I series against India suffering from a lower back injury.
New Zealand squad:
Kane Williamson (c) (Games 1 & 2), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro (Game 3), Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor