New Zealand announces squad for Sri Lanka Series – Scooptimes

New Zealand announced a 13 man squad for the two T20I match series against Sri Lanka. Currently, New zealand lead the ODI series 2-0.

New zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson has recovered from the back injury to make the cut for New Zealand’s squad for Two T20 Internationals against Sri Lanka. Grant Elliot also returned to the T20I squad after he was recovered from a broken arm during the ODI series.

The squad did not feature Brendon McCullum, Because he had confirmed he will not play the ICC T20 World Cup in March and April. Kane Williamson, who will lead the New Zealand team in upcoming T20 world cup, was named captain for the Sri Lanka series also.

James Neesham, who is recovering from injury and off-spinner Nathan McCullum, who sustained the knee injury, were not available in the New Zealand’s squad. Matt Henry, who picked eight wickets in first two ODI matches at an average of 10.25 against Sri Lanka.

Coach Mike Hesson was pretty to have his men back for the upcoming games. “It’s been a long process for Corey, but we’ve been happy with his recent progress and the fact he’s managed to string a few games together for the Northern Knights,” New Zealand coach said. “He’s getting closer to bowling, but we’ll be taking a precautionary approach. We’ve seen how dynamic a batsmen he is and can threaten any bowling attack in the world.”

ODI squad for last two matches : Brendon McCullum (captain), Martin Guptil, Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Ish Shodhi, Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.

T20 squad : Kane Williamson (captain), Corey Anderson, Grant Elliot, Mitchell Santner, Ish Shodhi, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, Trent Boult, Mithell McClenaghan.