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New Zealand boost spin options for ODIs against England

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Ish Sodhi will be part of an extended 14-man squad for New Zealand's opening two ODIs against England in Hamilton and Mount Maunganui.

The BLACKCAPS have added the third spin option to an otherwise unchanged squad from the one that took on Pakistan last month. Sodhi comes in with good form, while also considering both Mitchell Santner and Todd Astle have missed games though injury recently.


BLACKCAPS Setector Gavin Larsen said the ODI team had been settled so far this summer.

“Both Mitchell and Todd have had injury concerns recently, so having Ish travel with us gives further options in the spin department,” said Larsen. “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 BLACKCAPS head to Hamilton today ahead of their first match on Sunday at Seddon Park.


Kane Williamson (c) - Northern Districts

Todd Astle - Canterbury

Trent Boult - Northern Districts

Lockie Ferguson - Auckland

Colin de Grandhomme - Auckland

Martin Guptill - Auckland

Matt Henry - Canterbury

Tom Latham - Canterbury

Colin Munro - Auckland

Henry Nicholls - Canterbury

Mitchell Santner - Northern Districts

Ish Sodhi – Northern Districts

Tim Southee - Northern Districts

Ross Taylor - Central Districts