Tom Latham will captain a New Zealand ghost crew in his three pre-season video games for the Cup of the world towards Australia in Brisbane subsequent month.
the 15 World Cup taking part within the IPL and the signing by Ross Taylor of an settlement with Nottinghamshire, the crew consisting of 13 males for the journey by means of the Tasman contains solely 5 of the gamers who will journey to England later in Might.
Latham is joined by Henry Nicholls, Matt Henry, Jimmy Neesham and Tom Blundell, members of the crew named within the World Cup crew.
Whereas Australia, which names its World Cup crew on Monday, will recall IPL gamers for all three matches, New Zealand permits its gamers to remain in India and makes use of the time spent in Brisbane as a possibility for marginal gamers to impress. Along with Will Younger, your complete crew has worldwide expertise.
"It's an thrilling problem for this group, which, I do know, shall be thrilled to face the Australians at dwelling," stated coach Gavin Larsen. "The matches shall be a tricky take a look at, a top quality preparation for gamers to England and an important alternative for the remainder of the crew to point out off their merchandise."
Tim Seifert, who narrowly missed the World Cup free kick the place Blundell was most popular as a field workplace goaltender, was not chosen for the journey as a result of a finger damage. Adam Milne and Corey Anderson, each members of the 2015 World Cup, are additionally injured.
Todd Astle, who misplaced to Ish Sodhi in the principle crew, will journey to Brisbane, as will Doug Bracewell, who can be a possibility to take part within the World Cup in case of damage of one of many incumbents in workplace.
The three matches, which is not going to be official ODI, had been held on Might 5, 7 and 9 at Allan Border Area. New Zealand gamers then return dwelling just a few days earlier than touring to England.
New Zealander Tom Latham, Todd Astle, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Hamish Rutherford, Blair Tickner, George Employee, Will Younger