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New Zealand Announces The ODI Squad For Bangladesh Series

sportzwiki 2019-02-09 14:02:56

New Zealand announced the 14-man squad for the upcoming three-match home ODI series against . While the New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will take rest from the third ODI, will play the leadership role in that game.

Kane Williamson (Image Credit: Google)

After a hammering 4-1 home ODI series defeat against India, New Zealand is looking for a fresh start in the home ODI series against Bangladesh. It will be a three-match ODI series between the fourth-ranked ODI team New Zealand and seventh-ranked ODI team Bangladesh. The host side is keen to maintain their 100% home winning record against Bangladesh as New Zealand won all the previous ten ODIs against Bangladesh in New Zealand.

has been dropped from the first two ODIs. However, he will replace Kane Williamson for the final game of the ODI series.

Martin Guptill is returning from injury

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has returned to the national squad, who missed out the late stages during India tour of New Zealand. The Kiwi opener missed the last ODI and the subsequent three-match T20I series against India after facing an injury during the practice session. Though Martin Guptill has returned to the national squad, he still has to pass the fitness test.

On the other hand, and will take the spin-bowling charge during the upcoming series against Bangladesh. Once again the leg-spinner is going to miss the ODI squad, while Todd Astle replaced him in the last two ODIs during the recent home series against India.

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.

First ODI – McLean Park (Napier)

Second ODI – Hagley Oval (Christchurch)

Third ODI – University Oval (Dunedin)