Cricket: Black Caps name unchanged squad for India

By David Leggat

New Zealand have named an unchanged squad of 13 for their five-game ODI series against India, which starts in Napier on Sunday. Photo / Getty Images.
New Zealand have named an unchanged squad of 13 for their five-game ODI series against India, which starts in Napier on Sunday. Photo / Getty Images.

New Zealand have named an unchanged squad of 13 for their five-game ODI series against India, which starts in Napier on Sunday.

The only absentee of note is Auckland lefthander Colin Munro, who has been tagged as the backup batsman.

Munro was released for the final ODI against the West Indies in Hamilton last week and has been returned to Auckland to prepare for the resumption of Plunket Shield first-class cricket next week.

The spin component will again be in the hands of offspinners Nathan McCullum and part-timer Kane Williamson.

Young quick Adam Milne, who made a big impact against the West Indies in Auckland last weekend, clicking over 150kph twice in his four-over spell in the opening T20, is one of five fast-medium bowlers in the squad.

"It was pleasing to see every player stand up at some stage of that series," national selection manager Bruce Edgar said.

India are the world's No 1 ranked ODI side, while New Zealand sit eighth on the ladder.

New Zealand ODI squad to play India: Brendon McCullum (c), Martin Guptill, Jesse Ryder, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Nathan McCullum, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan.

- NZ Herald

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