India vs New Zealand: Black Caps name strong squad for ODI series vs Virat Kohli’s men

first_img Press Trust of India WellingtonJanuary 17, 2019UPDATED: January 17, 2019 14:18 IST New Zealand have announced their squad for the first three ODIs vs India (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand have named a 14-man squad for the first three ODIs of the five-match series Kane Williamson will lead the strong side in the ODI series, starting January 23India will be without Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul as the duo is facing suspension after Koffee With KaranNew Zealand on Thursday brought back Tom Latham and Colin de Grandhomme in the team in its bid to field the strongest possible squad for the ODI series against India starting next week in Napier.Both Latham and de Grandhomme were rested during the 3-0 clean sweep of Sri Lanka, but were included in the 14-member squad for the first three ODIs of the five-match series starting next Wednesday.Skipper Kane Williamson and pacer Trent Boult, who were rested for the lone Twenty20 against Sri Lanka last Friday, are too named in the squad alongside fit-again Mitchell Santner.Santner made his comeback in the lone Twenty20 against Sri Lanka after being sidelined by injury for 10 months.New Zealand coach Gary Stead said the squad had been selected keeping in mind two priorities — first planning for the World Cup and secondly to give the Kiwis the best possible chance of winning the series against world no.2 India.”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 World Cup,” Stead said.”Tom and Colin are experienced players in this format and will offer quality in their respective roles.”New Zealand squad (first three ODIs): Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.India squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, K Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill.advertisementAlso Read | Hardik, Rahul suspended for Koffee with Karan controversy: What lies ahead for the two?Also Read | MS Dhoni warms up for series decider against Australia at MCG. WatchAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow Trent BoultFollow Virat KohliFollow India cricket teamFollow New Zealand ODI squad India vs New Zealand: Black Caps name strong squad for ODI series vs Virat Kohli’s menIndia vs New Zealand: Skipper Kane Williamson and pacer Trent Boult who were rested for the lone Twenty20 against Sri Lanka last Friday, are too named in the squad alongside fit-again Mitchell Santner.advertisementlast_img

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