New Zealand Name Settled ODI Squad
New Zealand have stuck with an almost identical group of players that drew the series with the West Indies in naming their One-Day International squad to play India.
Colin Munro has been released from the squad which is otherwise unchanged following a 2-2 draw against the side from the Caribbean.
With a potentially sterner test on offer from world leaders India, New Zealand have opted to retain the same players with the luxury of being able to pick almost their strongest squad.
Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson all returned from injuries picked up last year to play against the West Indies and Jesse Ryder is also back, fit and playing well at the top of the order.
"It was pleasing to see every player stand up at some stage of that series and there were some simply outstanding efforts headlined by Corey Anderson’s world record one day ton," New Zealand Cricket (NZC) General Manager National Selection Bruce Edgar said.
Anderson struck 131 not out in 47 balls during the third ODI of the series.
The opening match against India is in Napier on Sunday 19th January, before the series moves on to Hamilton, Auckland, back to Hamilton and finally to Wellington.
The two sides will then play two Tests in Auckland and Wellington.
New Zealand ODI squad: Brendon McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson
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