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Spinner Ish Sodhi has been included in an extended, 14-man Blackcaps party for the games in Hamilton and Mount Maunganui
New Zealand have added Ish Sodhi to their one-day international squad for the first two matches against England.
Sodhi has been included in an extended, 14-man party for the games in Hamilton and Mount Maunganui.
Otherwise the squad is unchanged from the Blackcaps party which took on Pakistan earlier this year.
“Both Mitchell (Santner) and Todd (Astle) have had injury concerns recently, so having Ish travel with us gives further options in the spin department,” said chief selector Gavin Larsen.
NEW ZEALAND SQUADKane Williamson, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell SantneR, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
“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 first encounter of the five-match series is scheduled to take place at Seddon Park on Sunday.