Tom Latham was named as New Zealand captain for the Bangladesh Check collection after common skipper Kane Williamson was dominated out with an elbow harm, New Zealand Cricket introduced on Wednesday. In one other main growth, wicketkeeper-batter Devon Conway returned to the squad after recovering from an harm that stored him away from the India tour. “With common captain Kane Williamson dominated out with an elbow harm, Latham will lead the aspect for a complete collection for the primary time, having stepped in to fill the function on 4 earlier events,” mentioned NZC in a press release.
The 13-man squad was loaded with quick bowlers as Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Kyle Jamieson and Matt Henry will look to take advantage of the house circumstances.
There was no area for a specialist spinner within the 13-man squad, that means left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel missed out regardless of his heroics in India, with Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell masking the spin and seam all-rounder spots, respectively.
New Zealand head coach Gary Stead mentioned he has all bases coated for each Bay Oval and Hagley Oval.
“It is nice to be again house and at venues we all know effectively, and the place we have had success in current occasions” mentioned Stead.
“It is clearly disappointing to not have Kane accessible for this collection however, as we famous in India, he’s present process a sustained interval of relaxation adopted by rehabilitation, strengthening and gradual batting loading.
“We now have each confidence in Tom main the aspect – he is performed a superb job previously when known as upon.
“You do really feel for Ajaz after his record-breaking show in India. Nonetheless, we have at all times utilized a horses-for-courses choice coverage and imagine the gamers chosen finest match the way in which we wish to tackle Bangladesh right here at house.”
Stead additionally famous the inclusion of each Ravindra and Mitchell.
“We really feel having each Rachin and Daryl within the squad offers us a pleasant stability and the power to choose a aspect finest suited to the circumstances we anticipate.”
The 2-math Check collection towards Bangladesh begins on January 1 2022 at Bay Oval.
New Zealand Check squad: Tom Latham (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, Will Younger.
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