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New Zealand Retain Squad For Twenty20s

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New Zealand will be hoping to benefit from consistency in selection against the West Indies
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New Zealand have introduced no new players to their squad for the brace of Twenty20 Internationals against the West Indies in Auckland and Wellington on 11th and 14th January.

From the 14-man squad that has put them 2-1 up in the five-match One-Day International series with a game to spare, Kyle Mills and Kane Wiliamson will be released to play domestic cricket in the only change.

It means that Jesse Ryder is likely to play his first Twenty20 International since February 2012 after he was recalled to the ODI squad, responding with a century in the first ODI in Queenstown.

Corey Anderson, who smashed a world record 36-ball century in the same game, is also included in the squad.

"We are keen to keep this group together but are mindful of the strong performances from a number of other players including Hamish Rutherford, and Anton Devcich," New Zealand Cricket's (NZC) Bruce Edgar said.

"We are fortunate to be in a position to have a range of quality players to choose from," he added.

New Zealand Twenty20 International squad: Brendon McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor

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