New Zealand Name T20 And Test Squads
New Zealand have named a 14-man Twenty20 International squad as well as a 13-man Test squad ahead of upcoming series with Pakistan.
Three uncapped players - Dean Brownlie, Adam Milne and Luke Woodcock are included in the Twenty20 squad which will be captained by Ross Taylor with Daniel Vettori rested.
The Test squad for the opening match which begins on 7th January in Hamilton includes uncapped wicket-keeper Reece Young who replaces Gareth Hopkins behind the stumps.
New Zealand host Pakistan for two Twenty20 matches on 26th and 28th December ahead of three Tests and six One-Day Internationals.
“We have kept faith with the majority of the squad who performed well in the Test matches against India and are wanting to build on the positive steps the team took in that series," selector Mark Greatbatch said.
“One new face is wicketkeeper Reece Young who gets a chance after performing well over a number of seasons at domestic and NZA level. It’s disappointing for Gareth Hopkins who misses out on selection."
BJ Watling and Jeetan Patel both toured India - where New Zealand lost a three-match series 1-0 - but are not included in the squad to play Pakistan.
“Dean Brownlie and Luke Woodcock have both enjoyed very good domestic form over the last couple of seasons and richly deserve their opportunity," Greatbatch added about the Twenty20 squad.
“Adam Milne is a promising young bowler and this is we are keen to give him some early exposure in international cricket.
“Adam Milne is a young up and comer with the potential to have a big impact in international cricket for many years. Twenty20 is the ideal format for the new guys to get some international experience and exposure.
“James Franklin, who showed great form in the ODI series in India, and Ian Butler who has played well for the BLACKCAPS in the past get an opportunity. As does Peter McGlashan who is likely to take the gloves with Brendon McCullum’s back still not 100 percent."
New Zealand Twenty20 squad: Ross Taylor (captain), Dean Brownlie, Ian Butler, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Peter McGlashan, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, Luke Woodcock
New Zealand Test squad: Daniel Vettori (captain), Brent Arnel, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Chris Martin, Brendon McCullum, Andy McKay, Tim McIntosh, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson, Reece Young
|26 Dec 2010||1st Twenty20||New Zealand v Pakistan||Eden Park, Auckland||IT20|
|28 Dec 2010||2nd Twenty20||New Zealand v Pakistan||Seddon Park, Hamilton||IT20|
|30 Dec 2010||3rd Twenty20||New Zealand v Pakistan||AMI Stadium, Christchurch||IT20|
|07 Jan 2011||1st Test||New Zealand v Pakistan||Seddon Park, Hamilton||Test|
|15 Jan 2011||2nd Test||New Zealand v Pakistan||Basin Reserve, Wellington||Test|
|22 Jan 2011||1st ODI||New Zealand v Pakistan||Westpac Stadium, Wellington||ODI|
|26 Jan 2011||2nd ODI||New Zealand v Pakistan||Queenstown Events Centre||ODI|
|29 Jan 2011||3rd ODI||New Zealand v Pakistan||AMI Stadium, Christchurch||ODI|
|01 Feb 2011||4th ODI||New Zealand v Pakistan||McLean Park, Napier||ODI|
|03 Feb 2011||5th ODI||New Zealand v Pakistan||Seddon Park, Hamilton||ODI|
|05 Feb 2011||6th ODI||New Zealand v Pakistan||Eden Park, Auckland||ODI|
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