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New Zealand announce squad for first three ODIs against India


New Zealand have announced their squad for the first three ODIs against India that starts later this month.

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India are currently in their outing in Australian summer with series in all three formats of the game. They are in the final step of the tour as only one ODI is still left and that will be played on 18th January.

Following their long tour of Australia, India will fly to New Zealand for a limited overs schedule of five ODIs and three T20Is. New Zealand have finished the home series against Sri Lanka just now.

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Following the series against Sri Lanka, the hosts will start their next home assignment from January 23 in the ODI against India. Ahead of the ODI series, New Zealand have revealed their squad for the first three games in the series.

New Zealand have recalled Tom Latham, Colin de Grandhomme and Mitchell Santner for the first three ODIs. Santner is back into the International games after having a break for nine months due to injury.

Colin de Grandhomme comes in place of injured James Neesham who got some niggles during the third ODI against Sri Lanka. Tom Latham who missed the Lankan series is also back into the side.

Speaking about the squad, head coach Gary Stead said, “Our two main priorities have been to select and prepare a squad capable of winning what is shaping as a massive series against India, and gathering as much information as possible ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.

“Tom and Colin are experienced players in this format and will offer quality in their respective roles, and Mitch and Doug showed us what they are capable of during the T20 on Friday night.”

New Zealand ODI Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor

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