Devcich Picked For Limited Overs Squads
New Zealand have called up uncapped batsman Anton Devcich for the limited overs leg of their upcoming tour of Bangladesh.
Devcich, 27, is a left-hand batsman who has recently toured India with the New Zealand 'A' squad, giving him valuable experience of subcontinent conditions.
He scored 115 in a four-day game against India 'A' and a half-century during the one-day series.
He has been picked for the squad on the back of the tour and runs for Northern Districts in domestic cricket.
"Anton showed very good signs against England last season for New Zealand A and has transitioned from a middle order batsman to an aggressive top order player," Bruce Edgar, General Manager National Selection said.
"He is also an outstanding fielder with the ability to contribute as a left arm spin bowling option which will be useful in the sub-continent."
Fast bowler Adam Milne and batsman James Neesham have also been recalled to the squad, which plays three One-Day Internationals and a Twenty20 International in Bangladesh in late October and early November.
"Adam returns to the team after a number of injury concerns and he offers the squad genuine pace. We’ve been impressed with his rhythm and pace on the New Zealand A tour of India," Edgar added.
Martin Guptill and Daniel Vettori miss the tour through injury but Tim Southee is back in the squad as he is expected to be fully fit.
New Zealand ODI/T20I squad: Brendon McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Anton Devcich, Grant Elliott, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Hamish Rutherford, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson
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