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NZ vs BAN: New Zealand Squad Announced; Williamson, Boult Among Players Not Included

Notably, Tom Latham will lead the team in the absence of Kane Williamson, who's not part of the initial squad.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Dec 7, 2023 08:55 IST
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New Zealand Squad
New Zealand Squad

New Zealand has announced a revamped squad for the upcoming 3-match ODI series against Bangladesh, signalling significant changes post their ICC World Cup 2023 setback. The series, commencing on December 17th, holds paramount importance as a precursor to the impending T20 World Cup next year.

Notable Absences and New Entries

In a notable shake-up, Tom Latham will lead the team in the absence of Kane Williamson, who’s not part of the initial squad. The team sees potential debutants in 26-year-old all-rounder Josh Clarkson, leg spinner Adi Ashok, and seamer Will O’Rourke, marking a fresh chapter for these players. However, the absence of prominent figures like Kane Williamson, Tim Southee, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, and Devon Conway marks a significant shift from the World Cup lineup.

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Injuries Sideline Key Players

Injuries have sidelined several key players, denting the team’s composition. Michael Bracewell, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, James Neesham, Ben Lister, and Henry Shipley won’t be part of the squad due to their respective injuries. Furthermore, Trent Boult has ruled himself out of contention for the series.

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New Zealand Squad

The revised squad features Tom Latham at the helm, supported by the likes of Adi Ashok (Match 2 & 3), Finn Allen, Tom Blundell, Mark Chapman, Josh Clarkson, Jacob Duffy, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Will O’Rourke, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi (Match 1), and Will Young.

First published on: Dec 07, 2023 08:55 AM IST

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