New Zealand have included leg-spinner Ish Sodhi of their 15-member squad for his or her upcoming tour to Pakistan for the two-match Check sequence.
The 30-year-old has been included alongside Glenn Phillips and uncapped Blair Tickner for the sequence which is scheduled to begin in Karachi on December 26 and conclude in Multan on January 3.
“I know all three of the guys have a real passion for the longest form of the game and are looking forward to getting into their red-ball work at the pre-tour camp in Lincoln this week,” stated New Zealand Coach Gary Stead on the trio’s inclusion within the squad.
On Sodhi’s inclusion, the Blackcaps coach stated that they’ve included Sodhi after trying on the present circumstances and magnificence of play within the Pakistan and England Check sequence.
The tour can be Tim Southee’s first as Check captain after Kane Williamson introduced he was stepping down as skipper within the longest format.
In the meantime, Trent Boult has been excluded from the squad after he made himself unavailable for the tour. Kyle Jamieson has additionally not been included within the squad as he’s recovering from a again harm.
The New Zealand coach stated his workforce was trying ahead to the prospect of taking part in Check cricket in Pakistan for the primary time since 2003.
The squad for the one-day sequence can be named on December 19.
Blackcaps Check squad for Pakistan
Tim Southee (c), Michael Bracewell, Tom Blundell (wk), Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson, Will Younger
First Check: December 26-30 at Nationwide Financial institution Cricket Area Karachi
Second Check: January 3-7 at Multan Cricket Stadium
First ODI: January 10 at Nationwide Financial institution Cricket Area Karachi
Second ODI: January 12 at Nationwide Financial institution Cricket Area Karachi
Third ODI: January 14 at Nationwide Financial institution Cricket Area Karachi