Michael Bracewell earns maiden call-up as New Zealand name squad for white-ball series against Netherlands,
New Zealand have introduced the 16-member squad for the upcoming limited-overs series against the Netherlands. Both nations will battle out within the one-off T20I adopted by three-match ODI series, beginning March 25 in Napier.
Before the worldwide matches, Black Caps and the Netherlands will face-off in two ODI warm-up fixtures and one T20I Practice match, beginning March 17.
However, within the New Zealand squad, as many as 12 white-ball common gamers weren’t picked as they are going to be collaborating within the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, beginning March 26 in Mumbai.
The 12-member IPL certain contingent contains the likes of Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Lockie Ferguson and many others. In the absence of Williamson, Tom Latham will lead the New Zealand group in all 4 video games against the Netherlands.
The absence of normal stars have given maiden call-ups to gamers like Michael Bracewell and wicketkeeper-batsman Dane Cleaver.
Notably, Bracewell had declined a chance to tour Bangladesh final September since he was awaiting the beginning of his first baby. He has been picked in each the squads, nevertheless, Cleaver has been chosen solely for the one-off T20I.
“Anytime you lose 12 front-liners, it’s going to be a challenge, but we’re really excited by the players we’ve been able to call on.
With another T20 World Cup later this year and the ODI World Cup next year, it’s a good time to be offering opportunities to a wider group of players,” mentioned coach Gary Stead as quoted by Cricbuzz.
“Both players (Cleaver and Bracewell) have been on the national radar for some time and certainly deserve their selection off the back of another quality domestic season. Michael is a superb ball-striker who can mix touch with his power, while his right arm off-breaks are an asset to any side.
Dane, along with Cam Fletcher, has been the stand-out wicket-keeper-batsman of the Dream11 Super Smash in recent years. We felt Dane’s consistent weight of runs and the role he can play at the top of the order gave him the slight edge,” he added.
Here is New Zealand while-ball squad for the house series against the Netherlands:
Tom Latham (Captain), Doug Bracewell, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Dane Cleaver (T20I solely), Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson (ODIs solely), Scott Kuggeleijn (T20I solely), Henry Nicholls (ODIs solely), Ben Sears (T20I solely), Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor (ODIs solely), Blair Tickner, Will Young.