ODI series to be played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka from March 25
Due to playing in IPL, many big players will be out of this series.
New Delhi. New Zealand has announced the team for the 3 ODI series against Sri Lanka starting from 25 March. Kane Williamson, Tim Southee, Devon Conway and Mitchell Santner are not included in the team. Finn Allen, Lockie Ferguson and Glenn Phillips will also leave the team after the first ODI in Auckland. Due to IPL, all these players will not play ODI and T20 series against Sri Lanka. The New Zealand Cricket Board has given permission to the players.
Kane Williamson, the regular captain of the New Zealand ODI team, is included in the IPL team Gujarat Titans, Tim Southee in Kolkata Knight Riders and Devon Conway and Mitchell Santner in Chennai Super Kings. These four will join their respective teams even before the start of IPL. At the same time, Finn Allen (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Lockie Ferguson (Kolkata Knight Riders) and Glenn Phillips (Sunrisers Hyderabad) will leave for India after playing the first ODI against Sri Lanka on 25 March.
Tom Latham will lead the team
In the absence of Kane Williamson, Tom Latham will lead the Kiwi team against Sri Lanka. Tom Blundell and Will Young have returned to the team due to the absence of star players. Youngsters Chad Bowes and Ben Lister have also been given a chance. New Zealand coach Gary Stead told the media, we have to play 16 white ball matches from now till the beginning of May. In such a situation, young players will get ample opportunities to prove themselves.
Kane hit a century to take India to the final
New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka by 2 wickets in the first Test match played in Christchurch. In a very exciting match, Ken Williamson scored an unbeaten century in the second innings. He scored 121 runs in 194 balls while batting with a peg. Sri Lanka’s defeat in this Test paved the way for India to reach the final of the World Test Championship.
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 15, 2023, 13:47 IST