How And Styris Back In New Zealand ODI Squad
Batsman Jamie How and all-rounder Scott Styris return to New Zealand's 15-man squad for the five-match One-Day International series in India.
Styris returns from injury while How last played an ODI in January 2009 but has forced his way back into the side due to weight of runs for the Central Districts.
“We have kept faith with the bulk of the squad who played in the disappointing tour of Bangladesh and who have performed well in the current Test series against India," selector Mark Greatbatch said.
“The squad sees the return of Jamie How who deserves his opportunity after impressing the selectors for some time. We feel one-day cricket is the format for him to return to international cricket.
“A couple of players, Martin Guptill and Gareth Hopkins, which were part of the New Zealand A team who recently toured Zimbabwe will stay on. Martin has shown good form with the bat and Gareth will provide wicket keeping cover for Brendon McCullum.
“Unfortunately this means BJ Watling misses out on selection and I’m sure he will look to score plenty of runs for the Northern Knights and press for selection in the future.
“We welcome back Scott Styris from injury while Hamish Bennett and Shanan Stewart were unavailable for selection due to injury.
“This 15-man squad is really looking forward to playing positive cricket in what promises to be an exciting one-day series.”
The series gets underway on 28th November in Guwahati with matches also being played in Mohali, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai.
New Zealand ODI squad: Daniel Vettori (captain), Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Gareth Hopkins, Jamie How, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Andy McKay, Kyle Mills, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor, Daryl Tuffey, Kane Williamson
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