New Zealand announce squad for last two ODIs against India

New Zealand has announced their squad for the last two ODIs against India, who have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.


The Black Caps have drafted in all-rounder Jimmy Neesham and Todd Astle in place of Doug Bracewell and Ish Sodhi respectively.

Neesham was part of the squad that faced Sri Lanka at home recently before he suffered a hamstring strain. Meanwhile, Astle has recovered the from the knee injury that ruled him out of the series against Pakistan in November, a statement from New Zealand Cricket said.


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“It’s great to welcome back the all-round skills of Jimmy and Todd and we’re looking forward to seeing what they can bring to the series,” NZ selector and former player Gavin Larsen said.

“We’re still looking to keep our options open with selections (for the World Cup) at this stage and ensure we continue to learn as much as we can about our players,” he added.

While the fourth ODI will be played on the last day of this month at Hamilton, the final ODI is scheduled for February 3 at Wellington.

New Zealand squad:

Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.

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