New Zealand calls two uncapped players for India T20Is
Zealand have called up two uncapped players in their T20I squad
for the three-match series against India, starting in Wellington on
All-rounder Daryl Mitchell and fast bowler Blair Tickner are the two rookies who earned their maiden entry to the national squad. Tickner, however, will join the team only for the third match, where he will replace Lockie Ferguson in the squad.
"Both Daryl and Blair have been rewarded for the strong form they’ve produced in domestic cricket," New Zealand Cricket selector and former player Gavin Larsen was quoted in the official press release.
"They've been there or thereabouts for most of the season and both featured in our NZ A short-format teams.
"Daryl has shown his value with the bat and also tends to bowl at some tough times for the Knights, and Blair is well-respected among his team-mates and opponents alike as someone who bowls a heavy ball at good pace.”
New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson (for 1st & 2nd T20I), Martin Guptill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner (for 3rd T20I)