New Zealand name 13-man squad for India ODIs

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Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 17:11 [IST]
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Napier, Jan 15: New Zealand have named a 13-man squad for the five One Day International series against India starting from January 19.

The selectors have kept faith in the same set of players, barring Colin Munro (to return to play for his province), who did duty against the 2-2 drawn series against West Indies.

NZ name 13-man squad for India ODIs

General Manager National Selection Bruce Edgar says the players had been rewarded for a number of strong performances against the West Indies.

"It was pleasing to see every player stand up at some stage of that series and there were some simply outstanding efforts headlined by Corey Anderson's world record one day ton," he said Wednesday.

Edgar said the Black Caps have their toughest challenges at home against a side ranked at the top in the 50-over game and No.2 in Tests.

"We know we'll have to play out of our skins, and out match them player for player to be competitive against such a powerful side."

"But we showed against the West Indies that we can play extremely well on our day and are capable of beating any side."

New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson said: "Matching yourself against the best in the world is what you play international cricket for and I know the guys are buzzing about this opportunity.

"It's also an important part of our build-up for next year's World Cup where India are the defending champions."

New Zealand ODI Squad

Brendon McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee , Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson.

Schedule (ODI start times - 6.30 AM IST)


Jan 19: 1st ODI, Napier

Jan 22: 2nd ODI, Hamilton

Jan 25: 3rd ODI, Auckland

Jan 28: 4th ODI, Hamilton

Jan 31: 5th ODI, Wellington


Feb 2-3: Warm-up game, Whangarei

Feb 6-10: 1st Test, Auckland

Feb 14-18: 2nd Test, Wellington


Story first published:  Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 12:58 [IST]
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