New Zealand vs West Indies: Kiwis to rest senior players for part of ODI series

New Zealand are to rest senior players including Kane Williamson and Tim Southee for part of the upcoming limited-overs series against the Windies.

AFP, December 12, 2017

Hamilton: New Zealand are to rest senior players including Kane Williamson and Tim Southee for part of the upcoming limited-overs series against the Windies.

File image of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. Reuters

File image of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. Reuters

"It's a long summer, so for those guys playing in all three formats it's important we keep them fresh and build depth leading into a World Cup year," selector Gavin Larsen said in naming the squad on Tuesday.

"Tim and Kane will both take breaks during this series, but there will be others who will also rest throughout the season."

Williamson and Southee will play in the opening one-day international on 20 December before being replaced by Neil Broom and Mitchell Santner for the next two games in the three-match series on 23 and 26 December.

Tom Latham will take over the captaincy in Williamson's absence.

George Worker was confirmed to open the batting in place of the injured Martin Guptill.

New Zealand ODI squad (to play Windies in three-match series on 20, 23 and 26 December): Kane Williamson (capt, first ODI only), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (capt, second and third ODIs), Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee (first ODI only), Ross Taylor, George Worker, Neil Broom (second and third ODIs), Mitchell Santner (second and third ODIs)

Updated Date: Dec 12, 2017





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5751 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114