NZ vs IND: New Zealand Squad Announced for India vs New Zealand T20I, ODI Series? Check official update
Updated on: Nov 15, 2022 11:45 am IST
New Zealand are coming after a relatively successful T20 world cup in Australia. They defeated the world champions in Australia in their very first game of the tournament to make a statement and they never looked back since then. They were hammered by Pakistan in the semi finals but they had already over achieved at that point in time. The focus shifts to bilaterals, their first assignment will be against an young and talented Indian side. They will play 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is.
NZ vs IND: Kane Williamson to lead in both ODIs and T20Is
New Zealand haven’t given rest to their senior players unlike India. They are playing with the full strength squad barring Trent Boult who was not considered as he is not a contracted player anymore.
The bowling attack will sport a similar look, but Adam Milne is expected to replace Trent Boult in the starting XI. New Zealand also will be looking to rotate their fast bowlers, especially Lockie Ferguson who is an injury prone bowler. Blair Tickner is expected to play at some point in the series. James Neesham didn’t have much of a work in the T20 world cup but he remains their designated finisher.
Kane Williamson, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.
Martin Guptill dropped from ODIs
New Zealand overlooked Martin Guptill in the T20Is but they have decided to move on from the veteran opener in ODIs as well. Finn Allen will open along with Devon Conway in the ODIs as well. With the world cup fast approaching, NZ are set to lock this pair going forward in 50 overs.
Kane Williamson, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee
Note: Henry Nicholls will replace James Neesham in the 3rd ODI