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Ish Sodhi included in New Zealand squad for first two ODIs against England

Ish Sodhi (centre) last played for New Zealand in ODIs in May last year
Ish Sodhi (centre) last played for New Zealand in ODIs in May last year
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New Zealand have added leg-spinner Ish Sodhi to the One-Day International squad for the first two games against England.

Sodhi, who played four Twenty20 Internationals in the recently concluded tri-series last played in a 50-over game for New Zealand in May 2017 and has 19 wickets from 18 games.

New Zealand selector Gavin Larsen revealed that Sodhi's inclusion will provide flexibility to the squad with injury concerns to Mitchell Santner and Todd Astle.

"Both Mitchell and Todd have had injury concerns recently, so having Ish travel with us gives further options in the spin department," Larsen said.

"Having won the previous eight matches, we've been able to keep good consistency in selection with our ODI squad.

"We still have a number of guys pushing their case in domestic cricket and that's pleasing, but this is the squad for the first two matches of the series".

The first two ODIs will be played on 25th and 28th February in Hamilton and Mount Maunganui respectively.

New Zealand squad for first two ODIs:

Kane Williamson(captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Ish Sodhi

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