New Zealand retain new players in one-day squad
Four New Zealand players who made their international debut in the
recent Twenty20 series against South Africa were on Friday retained for
the one-day series next month.
Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Corey Anderson and Mitchell McClenaghan
were named to the one-day squad that will face South Africa, who beat
New Zealand 2-1 in the three-match Twenty20 series.
Also called up to the one-day squad were the more experienced Kane
Williamson, BJ Watling, Kyle Mills and Adam Milne.
"We're keen to show consistency in selection for our short-form side
and retain the nucleus of the squad who competed in the T20 series along
with four players from the last ODI series against Sri Lanka," selection
manager Kim Littlejohn said.
"There is healthy competition for places in our starting line-up at
present and we are working on developing a larger group of players who
can compete at international level." Left-arm spinner Ronnie Hira, who
has yet to play a limited over international, has also been included.
Fast bowler Doug Bracewell was omitted with a view to "managing his
workload", said coach Mike Hesson.
"He has a big role to play in the Test series against South Africa
and will benefit from the opportunity to freshen up ahead of the home
series (in February-March) against England." The New Zealand squad for
the three ODIs against South Africa, between January 19 and 25: Brendon
McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, James Franklin, Martin
Guptill, Ronnie Hira, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills,
Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Rob Nicol, BJ Watling, Kane