• Latham, De Grandhomme back for Black Caps

    Wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham and all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme have been recalled to New Zealand’s squad for the first three of this month’s five-ODI series against India.

    Latham and De Grandhomme were rested for the recent ODI series against Sri Lanka. All-rounder Mitchell Santner, who has not played the intermediate format of the international game in 10 months while recovering from injury, has also been included.

    All-rounder James Neesham and leg-spinner Todd Astle, who are recovering from respective hamstring and knee injuries, were not considered for selection.

    ‘Our two main priorities have been to select and prepare a squad capable of winning what is shaping as a massive series against India, and gathering as much information as possible ahead of the World Cup in England and Wales,’ said coach Gary Stead.

    ‘Tom and Colin are experienced players in this format and will offer quality in their respective roles, and Mitch and Doug Bracewell showed us what they are capable of during the T20I against Sri Lanka.’

    The first ODI will be played in Napier on Wednesday.

    Squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.

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