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New Zealand has announced a 13-member squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Bangladesh at home. Three uncapped players, all-rounder Josh Clarkson, seamer Will O’Rourke, and spinner Adi Ashok, received their maiden call-ups to the ODI squad.

New Zealand will start preparations for the 2027 World Cup, marking a significant reshuffle after the recent ICC event. Adi Ashok, who debuted in T20Is against the UAE, is set to play in the final two matches of the series, with Ish Sodhi taking the field in the opening game.

Tom Latham has been named the captain of the squad, with Kane Williamson rested. The squad includes seven players from the 2023 World Cup. The selectors rested senior players like Tim Southee, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, and Devon Conway.

Josh Clarkson Developed His Skills With Bat And Ball – Sam Wells

Blackcaps selector Sam Wells highlighted Josh Clarkson’s experience, praising his consistency as a contributor with bat and ball. Wells said that Adi Ashok and Will O’Rourke have shown promise and impressed in New Zealand A matches against Australia A.

“Josh [Clarkson] is someone who, while still only young, has played over 150 matches for the Stags, developing his skills with bat and ball to become a consistent contributor,” Sam Wells said.

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“Adi and Will are both still fresh to domestic cricket but have been impressive in their early efforts and stepped up well this year in the New Zealand A matches against Australia A.”

“Both offer valuable skill-sets, Adi with impressive control as a young leg spinner, and Will with natural bounce and variation as a tall pace bowler.”

Several players, including Michael Bracewell, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, James Neesham, James Lister, and Henry Shipley, were not available for selection due to injuries. Notably, veteran left-arm seamer Trent Boult made himself unavailable for the ODI squad.

Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand Schedule

  • 1st ODI – New Zealand vs Bangladesh– December 17: Dunedin
  • 2nd ODI – New Zealand vs Bangladesh – December 20: Nelson
  • 3rd ODI – New Zealand vs Bangladesh – December 23: Napier

New Zealand Squad: Tom Latham (c), Adi Ashok (2nd and 3rd ODI), Finn Allen, Tom Blundell, Mark Chapman, Josh Clarkson, Jacob Duffy, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Will O’Rourke, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi (1st OD), Will Young.

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Saikrishna Vaitla is an author at Cricketaddictor has been working since September 2022.