Confirmed: Tom Lathan to lead New Zealand in three-match ODI series

In New Zealand’s ODI tour against India, Kane Williamson and Tim Southee have been rested. In their absence, Tom Lathan is set to lead the series. Luke Ronchi will be their new head coach. The squad for the ODI series will be announced forthcoming Thursday.

They have split the ODI squads for each series as well as the players and staff for better workload management. White-ball skipper Kane Williamson and Test captain Tim Southee and their coaches Gary Stead and Shane Jurgensen will return home after playing the Pakistan ODIs in Karachi. They took a rest from the India series to make preparations for the England home series that will take place in mid-February.

Luke Ronchi is going to take over as the head coach for the three-game ODI ranging from January 18,21 and 24. The T20I will be taking place from January 27, 29, and February 1. The previous skipper is set to be assisted by the NZC network coaches Bob Carter and Paul Wisemen.

henry Nicholls played 58 ODIs and leg spinner Ish Sodhi was featured in 37 ODIs and they have been recalled for both formats. The New Zealand squad will for the T20I format against the men in blue be named after January 9, post the opening rounds of the Dream11 Super Smash.

New Zealand’s ODI squad against India

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Tom Latham (captain – India ODIs), Finn Allen. Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman (India ODIs only), Devon Conway, Jacob Duffy (India ODI’s only), Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi

Kyle Jamieson was unavailable for the selection due to his back injury. Chief selector Larsen is happy with the balance of the ODI squad with young and experienced players.

“We’re lucky to have a strong group of proven-performers in one-day cricket and it’s exciting to see new blood emerging in the form of Henry Shipley. The tour will also present further opportunities for the likes of Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, and Mark Chapman, who are hugely talented but still relatively inexperienced at international ODI level.– he said

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