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Ben Lister, Chad Bowes may make ODI debuts for New Zealand in opposition to Sri Lanka amid conflict with IPL

Chad Bowes and Ben Lister are the 2 uncapped gamers in New Zealand’s prolonged squad for this month’s ODI sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka, with a number of regulars lacking attributable to a conflict with the IPL.

Lister, who performs for Auckland Aces, enters the 50-over set-up after making his T20I debut in India final month, whereas Bowes may make his worldwide debut after top-scoring for Canterbury throughout white-ball codecs this season, with 373 Checklist A runs at 46.63 to this point, and an additional 359 at 39.89 in T20s.

The squad shall be led by Tom Latham, however shall be missing numerous senior gamers, together with Kane Williamson, Tim Southee and Devon Conway – all of whom are taking part in within the ongoing Check sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka – in addition to the left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner.

Finn Allen, Lockie Ferguson and Glenn Phillips shall be accessible for the primary ODI at Eden Park on March 25, however will fly to India thereafter. Lister will then hyperlink up with the squad forward of the second ODI in Christchurch, alongside Mark Chapman and Henry Nicholls.

“It is all the time thrilling as a coach to have new gamers within the setting and to have gamers placing their palms as much as be chosen once more in a specific format,” Gary Stead, New Zealand’s head coach, stated.

“Chad has been spectacular for numerous seasons on the high of the order for Canterbury in addition to being a wonderful fielder.

“We’re set to play 16 white-ball matches between now and the beginning of Might so there shall be numerous possibilities for gamers to check themselves in acquainted and unfamiliar circumstances.”

The sequence will even mark a return to the white-ball set-up for Will Younger and Tom Blundell, who has been one among New Zealand’s stand-out gamers in Check cricket previously 12 months, however has not performed a limited-overs worldwide for the reason that tour of Bangladesh in September 2021.

“Tom Blundell, particularly, is somebody who we have been vastly impressed by in worldwide cricket over the previous 18 months as a pacesetter within the Check crew after which domestically with the Wellington Firebirds,” Stead stated. “It is an thrilling alternative for Tom forward of an enormous 12 months of white-ball cricket.”

ODI Squad to face Sri Lanka Tom Latham (capt), Finn Allen, Tom Blundell, Chad Bowes, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Ben Lister, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Will Younger



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