Henry’s an exciting talent who we’ve had our eye on for a while – Selector Gavin Larsen
NZC has announced that Kane Williamson and Head Coach Gary Stead won’t visit India early next year as they aim to deal with the workload of the players and the support staff while Ish Sodhi and Henry Nicholls have been added to the ODI squad for both the tours.
New Zealand Cricket has announced that Kane Williamson and Head Coach Gary Stead won’t visit India early next year as they aim to deal with the workload of the players and the support staff.
While announcing the squads for the upcoming tours to Pakistan and India, NZC said that Tom Latham will be leading the ODI squad in India in Williamson’s absence.
Aside from Williamson and Stead, veteran right-arm pacer Tim Southee and bowling Coach Shane Jurgensen will also be going home after the Pakistan ODIs.
While Mark Chapman and Jacob Duffy will replace Williamson and Southee in the squad for the India tour, Luke Ronchi will take over as the Head Coach in Stead’s absence.
Leg spinner Ish Sodhi and batter Henry Nicholls have been added to the ODI squad for both tours. Uncapped allrounder Henry Shipley has earned a maiden call-up to the squad after impressing in the domestic circuit.
Kyle Jamieson, who last played in June this year, is still unavailable for selection as he proceeds with his recovery from a back injury.
“Henry’s an exciting talent who we’ve had our eye on for a while,”selector Gavin Larsen said.
“He’s taken his game to another level in the past 12 months, and we’re delighted to see his progression given how valuable genuine all-rounders are in any cricket team. It’s encouraging to see players putting their hands up in our domestic competitions and their performances being rewarded with selection for the national team.
“The tour will also present further opportunities for the likes of Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, and Mark Chapman, who are hugely talented but still relatively inexperienced at the international ODI level. It’s also great to welcome back the familiar faces of Henry Nicholls and Jacob Duffy, who were with the ODI team in Europe in the winter and have been in good form domestically.”
New Zealand will take on Pakistan in a three-match ODI series in early January after the two Tests before visiting India for three more ODIs and three T20Is from January 18. The squad for the T20I series in India will be announced later.
ODI squad: Kane Williamson (C – only for Pakistan ODIs), Tom Latham (C – India ODIs), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman (India ODIs only), Devon Conway, Jacob Duffy (India ODIs only), Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (Pakistan ODIs only)