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New Zealand will play Sri Lanka in a two-match Take a look at collection beginning Thursday, March 9 and have introduced their squad for a similar. Forward of the Checks, the Black Caps have introduced a 13-member squad which shall be led by Tim Southee.
Notably, all 13 gamers have featured within the latest 1-1 draw with England. Nonetheless, uncapped seamer Jacob Duffy, leg-spinner Ish Sodhi, and the injured Kyle Jamieson haven’t been included within the squad.
Earlier, Jamieson was named within the squad for the England collection. He was later withdrawn from the identical as he needed to endure again surgical procedure.
The Tim Southee-led crew just lately gained a dramatic sport as they pipped England within the second match in Wellington by the barest of margins (one run). Ben Stokes and co. hoped for a 2-0 clear sweep after successful the primary Take a look at. However, New Zealand gained the second Take a look at by one run in Wellington to degree the collection.
New Zealand’s batting will proceed to be anchored by Kane Williamson, with Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, and Will Younger. Tom Blundell will proceed to be the wicket-keeper batsman and Michael Bracewell would be the key within the spin division. Left-arm seamer Neil Wagner is one other participant to look as much as. Together with Southee, the line-up contains pacers Matt Henry, Blair Tickner, and Scott Kuggeleijn.
The 2 assessments between New Zealand and Sri Lanka are a part of the continued World Take a look at Championship (WTC) cycle with the ultimate to be performed in June. Notably, defending champions New Zealand are out of competition for the ultimate. Sri Lanka, alternatively, want a clear sweep to have a shot on the ultimate, and can face both India or Australia.
The primary Take a look at shall be performed in Christchurch. In the meantime, the ultimate Take a look at shall be performed in Wellington from March 17.
New Zealand squad vs Sri Lanka: Tim Southee (captain), Tom Blundell (wicket-keeper), Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson, Will Younger