New Zealand Cricket has revealed a twelve-man squad for an upcoming T20I series to be played against the West Indies. The Kiwis are to mark the start of international cricket by 27th November as they are scheduled to play three T20I matches against the men in maroon.
Tim Southee will be captaining the side for the first two matches as Kane Williamson has been left out for the two-match Test series. Along with Kane, New Zealand cricket has also eliminated Trent Boult for the same reason. The two new players, Devon Conway and Kyle Jamieson have been named in the twelve-man squad for the first time and might make their debuts.
On the other hand, Colin Munro, who has been preparing for the Big Bash League (BBL), has not been considered for the international series.
New Zealand announce 12 man squad for the T20I series against West Indies
New Zealand have named their squads for the upcoming #NZvWI series. T20Is: ◆ Southee to captain first two matches ◆ Williamson, Boult left out to prepare for Tests ◆ Conway, Jamieson receive first T20I call-ups ◆ Munro not considered due to BBL deal. ESPN tweeted.
Tim Southee, Hamish Bennett, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, Ross Taylor
Here is the complete schedule:
NEW ZEALAND 2020-21 SEASON
vs West Indies
27 November 2020 – 1st T20I, Eden Park, Auckland
29 November 2020 – 2nd T20I, Bay Oval, Tauranga
30 November 2020 – 3rd T20I, Bay Oval, Tauranga
03 December – 07 December – 1st Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton
11 December – 15 December – 2nd Test, Basin Reserve, Wellington