Last Update on: August 9th, 2023 at 11:15 am
New Zealand, on Wednesday (August 9), announced their squad for the upcoming T20I series against UAE and England. The Black Caps will play three T20Is against UAE before flying to the UK where they are scheduled to play 4 T20Is against England.
Veteran fast-bowler Tim Southee will lead the team in both series. After the T20I assignment against UAE ends, Southee will join the London Spirits outfit for their last league game. He will also be available for the finals if the London-based outfit manages to qualify.
A total of 11 players from New Zealand have signed up for the ongoing edition of The Hundred. The players who have been picked for the T20I series will join their national side for the series starting on August 30, three days after the Hundred final at Lord’s.
New Zealand T20I squad:
The Black Caps have recalled fast bowlers Blair Tickner and Ben Lister for the T20I series against UAE. The pacers have managed to make it to the squad after allrounder Henry Shipley and fast-bowler Lockie Ferguson withdrew from the squad. Shipley will miss the series after sustaining a back injury while playing for Sussex.
On the other hand, Ferguson will be busy playing for Welsh Fire in The Hundred after signing as a replacement player. Star pacer Kyle Jamieson has also returned to the team after fully recovering from a back injury. Jamieson has not played a T20I for New Zealand since March 2021.
New Zealand T20I squads:
New Zealand squad for the UAE series: Tim Southee (capt), Adi Ashok, Chad Bowes, Mark Chapman, Dane Cleaver, Dean Foxcroft, Ben Lister, Kyle Jamieson, Cole McConchie, Jimmy Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Blair Tickner, Will Young
New Zealand squad for England series: Tim Southee (capt), Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi
UAE vs New Zealand T20I series schedule:
Aug 17 – 1st T20I v UAE – Dubai
Aug 19 – 2nd T20I v UAE – Dubai
Aug 20 – 3rd T20I v UAE – Dubai
England vs New Zealand T20I series schedule:
Aug 25 – warm-up T20 – Worcester
Aug 27 – warm-up T20 – Bristol
Aug 30 – 1st T20I v England – Durham
Sept 1 – 2nd T20I v England – Manchester
Sept 3 – 3rd T20I v England – Birmingham
Sept 5 – 4th T20I v England – Nottingham