New Zealand on Monday recalled all-rounder Corey Anderson for the five-match ODI tournament against India. Pacer Tim Southee, who was precluded of the Test series because of an injury, likewise found a spot in the 15- member ODI squad. Batsman Anton Devcich, all-rounder Jimmy Neesham and wicketkeeper B.J. Watling have additionally find a spot in the ODI squad in the upcoming India Vs New Zealand ODI Series .
Corey Anderson last played a internation ODI match for New Zealand during the World T20 in India, before a back harm precluded him of the voyages through Zimbabwe and South Africa.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) selector Gavin Larsen said Anderson’s recuperation would checked and commended the allrounder for his hard working attitude.
“Corey’s superb professionalism throughout his rehab process has led to this point, and it’s a credit to him and the hard work he’s put in,” said Larsen.
“We’re excited to have Corey back. He provides power through the middle-order and knows the conditions in India well. He’s still working on his bowling and we’ll continue to monitor that, but for this series he will be used solely as a specialist batsman.”
Larsen said the Kiwis still have a number of options in the middle-order.
“India conditions are known to be quite harsh, so it’s really important that we have cover for all positions. Luke Ronchi and B.J. Watling provides us with wicket keeping and middle-order cover, while Anton is another spin option for us and can bat anywhere in the order.”
“The last time we played ODIs was in the Chappell Hadlee series and victory there helped us reach the world number two ranking. We obviously want to keep growing on that and this series is another massive challenge for us,” he added.
New Zealand ODI squad against India:
Kane Williamson (capt.), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling.