Vincent in Kiwi ODI squad
Lou Vincent has secured the last spot in New Zealand's limited-overs squad for the tri-series in Sri Lanka, captain Stephen Fleming said Thursday.Updated: May 10, 2003 11:32 IST
Lou Vincent has secured the last spot in New Zealand's limited-overs squad for the tri-series in Sri Lanka, captain Stephen Fleming said Thursday.
Vincent's ability to bat in several positions, and the option to utilize him as a wicketkeeper, secured him the final spot that had been left vacant by the New Zealand selectors when naming the squad.
The May 10-23 limited-overs series also features Pakistan and host Sri Lanka.
Mathew Sinclar and Richard Jones were the other players in contention for the spot, but Sinclair blew his chance with failure in four successive test innings in the series that concluded Wednesday.
The New Zealand selectors had also asked offspinner Paul Wiseman to stay back in Sri Lanka for some time as a cover for Daniel Vettori, who was injured in a mid-pitch collision with Sri Lanka's Marvan Atapattu during the drawn second test.
Wiseman will remain as precautionary cover for Vettori at least until the first one-day international, chief selector Sir Richard Hadlee told the New Zealand Press Association.
New Zealand squad: Stephen Fleming (captain), Matthew Horne, Chris Nevin, Lou Vincent, Scott Styris, Chris Cairns, Chris Harris, Brendon McCullum, Jacob Oram, Andre Adams, Daniel Vettori, Daryl Tuffey, Kyle Mills, Shane Bond.
First Published: May 08, 2003 13:15 IST