Cricket

India vs New Zealand: Black Caps recall Tom Latham, Colin de Grandhomme; Mitchell Santner return to ODI squad after injury hiatus

  • Agence France-Presse
  • January 17th, 2019
  • 9:26:01 IST

Wellington: New Zealand have assembled their strongest possible line up for the one-day series against India starting next week in what will be their toughest workout ahead of the World Cup.

Tom Latham and Colin de Grandhomme, who were rested during the 3-0 sweep against Sri Lanka, were named on Thursday in a 14-man squad for the first three games of the five-match series which starts next Wednesday.

Tom Latham ended up becoming the top run-getter for New Zealand in the ODI series while batting in the middle-order. AP

Tom Latham was the top run-getter for New Zealand in the ODI series against Virat Kohli's side in India played in 2017. AP

Captain Kane Williamson and bowling spearhead Trent Boult, who sat out the Twenty20 against Sri Lanka last Friday, are back in the squad as is Mitchell Santner who made the Twenty20 after being sidelined by injury for 10 months.

While de Grandhomme comes in place of James Neesham, who suffered a grade-one hamstring strain during the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Nelson, Latham - who sat out of the Sri Lanka series - returns at the expense of Tim Seifert, who had managed only 33 runs in 2 innings.

India and New Zealand are ranked second and third in the world, and coach Gary Stead said the composition of the squad reflected World Cup planning while also giving themselves the best possible chance of winning the series against Virat Kohli's tourists.

"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: Kane Williamson (capt), 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

Updated Date: January 17, 2019 09:26:01 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

T20 World Cup 2021: New Zealand's Kane Williamson expects no acrimony against Pakistan
First Cricket News

T20 World Cup 2021: New Zealand's Kane Williamson expects no acrimony against Pakistan

Williamson, not part of the squad in Pakistan as he was playing in the Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates, played down talk of a grudge match.

T20 World Cup 2021: Pakistan were 'clinical' says New Zealand captain Kane Williamson
First Cricket News

T20 World Cup 2021: Pakistan were 'clinical' says New Zealand captain Kane Williamson

Pakistan held nerves in chasing a paltry 135-run target, losing five wickets before romping home in 18.4 overs for their second win in the Super 12 Stages.

T20 World Cup 2021: Pakistan seek revenge against New Zealand after historic win over India
First Cricket News

T20 World Cup 2021: Pakistan seek revenge against New Zealand after historic win over India

New Zealand recently withdrew from a scheduled series against Pakistan after landing there, citing a security threat.