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Ferguson, de Grandhomme included in New Zealand ODI squad

Todd Astle (right) is yet to feature for New Zealand in ODIs
Todd Astle (right) is yet to feature for New Zealand in ODIs
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New Zealand selectors have included uncapped duo of Lockie Ferguson and Colin de Grandhomme in the 14-man squad that will take on Australia in Chappell Hadlee Trophy next month.

De Grandhomme was rewarded for his man of the match performance in the first Test against Pakistan in Christchurch where he picked a six-wicket haul in the first innings.

Auckland fast bowler Ferguson has played 8 List A games and picked 16 wickets in it at an average of 28.12. He also has 77 first-class wickets from 22 games.

The duo will be joined by Canterbury all-rounder Todd Astle in the squad. Astle has already played two games each in Tests and Twenty20 Internationals for New Zealand but is yet to feature in the 50-over format while Henry Nicholls has also been recalled into the squad.

Ross Taylor has been ruled out of the series as he is set to undergo an eye surgery while Anderson is yet to recover from a back injury. Anderson's place in the squad has been taken by Colin Munro.

Doug Bracewell, Anton Devcich, Luke Ronchi and Ish Sodhi were the other players to lose their place from the squad that feature in the ODI series against India recently.

The three games games will be played between 4th and 9th December in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

New Zealand ODI squad:

Kane Williamson (capt), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, BJ Watling

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