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New Zealand name initial squad of nine players for series vs India

India and New Zealand will square off in three ODIs, the first of which will be in Mumbai on 22 October. Three Twenty20s will follow the series, with the squad for this to be announced when the remainder of the ODI team is named.

cricket Updated: Sep 24, 2017 23:50 IST
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Tom Latham is one of nine pl;ayers named by New Zealand in their squad to face India.
Tom Latham is one of nine pl;ayers named by New Zealand in their squad to face India. (AFP)

New Zealand have named nine players in their ODI squad to take on India next month, with six more to be added from the New Zealand A side currently touring.

The two sides will square off in three ODIs, the first of which will be in Mumbai on 22 October. Three Twenty20s will follow the series, with the squad for this to be announced when the remainder of the ODI team is named.

“The nine we’ve picked have made up the core of our ODI team for a while and all of them have experience playing in India,” said coach Mike Hesson.

“With a number of our top guys already playing in India, it’s helpful to be able to select the squad in two parts.

”With six spots left, there’s an obvious incentive for the players in New Zealand A to perform and put their best foot forward,” Hesson added.

NZ initial squad: Kane Williamson (C), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Adam Milne, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor