Trans-Tasman T20 Tri-Series: New Zealand call up former Hong Kong player Mark Chapman, Tom Siefert to T20 squad

New Zealand called up former Hong Kong representative Mark Chapman on Thursday to strengthen their Twenty20 batting in the wake of last week's tri-series drubbing by Australia.

AFP, February 08, 2018

Wellington: New Zealand called up former Hong Kong representative Mark Chapman on Thursday to strengthen their Twenty20 batting in the wake of last week's tri-series drubbing by Australia.

Mark Chapman, who has played two ODIs and 19 T20s for Hong Kong, is eligible to play for New Zealand through his Kiwi father. AFP

Mark Chapman, who has played two ODIs and 19 T20s for Hong Kong, is eligible to play for New Zealand through his Kiwi father. AFP

Chapman and wicketkeeper Tom Siefert were included in the Black Caps' 13-man squad at the expense of Tom Bruce and Tom Blundell.

It comes after the New Zealanders slumped to a seven-wicket loss in their opening tri-series match against Australia in Sydney.

Chapman, 23, has played two ODIs and 19 T20s for Hong Kong but is eligible to play for New Zealand through his Kiwi father.

He has been in fine form for Auckland in the domestic T20 competition, averaging 34.11 at a strike-rate of 171.50, including 117 off 104 balls against Wellington last Sunday.

Siefert, also 23, has averaged 32.30 at 146.81.

New Zealand play their next tri-series match against England in Wellington on Tuesday, when they will seek to bounce back from three straight losses in the ultra-short form of the game.

Updated Date: Feb 08, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114