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February 10, 2019
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Sodhi dropped; Guptill returns: NZ announce squad for BAN ODIs

By Chaitanya Laxman

New Zealand have dropped leg spinner Ish Sodhi and Dough Bracewell for the ODI series against Bangladesh while Collin Munro has been picked only for the third ODI. Meanwhile Martin Guptill has returned to the team and Todd Astle has been recalled.

Guptill integral part of our team: Larsen

New Zealand team selector Gavin Larsen said that they are delighted to have Martin back on the park for this series.

He explained that the opening batsman is a world-class player and an integral part of their one-day side.

Larsen noted that Guptill and Henry did a good job opening up in Hamilton against India and they are a combination the team management wants to see some more of in this series, before Colin returns to the top for the third game with Kane Williamson resting.

Neesham and Astle replace Bracewell and Sodhi

The Black Caps have also dropped leg spinner Ish Sodhi and pacer Dough Bracewell. Todd Astle and Jimmy Neesham will replace them.

Larsen said that Todd’s another who is returning from a knee injury and after getting limited opportunities against India, the team management is keen to see more of him in this series.

He also noted that Jimmy has impressed them with the bat this summer.

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New Zealand’s squad for Bangladesh ODI series

The Black Caps will be playing three ODIs against Bangladesh starting from February 13.  Kane Williamson will feature in three first two games as he is rested for the third ODI. He will be replaced by Collin Munro while in Williamson’s absence Tom Latham will lead the team.

New Zealand’s squad: Kane Williamson (capt, games 1 and 2), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro (Game 3), Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee

Chaitanya Laxman