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New Zealand announce 15-man squad for IND vs NZ Test series; no Trent Boult and Grandhomme

Pacer Trent Boult and all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme were among the notable absentees as they made themselves unavailable due to bio-bubble fatigue.

India TV Sports Desk Written by: India TV Sports Desk
New Delhi Updated on: November 04, 2021 22:17 IST
File photo of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
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File photo of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.

New Zealand on Thursday announced a 15-man squad for their upcoming away two-match Test series against host India. The first Test will be played in Kanpur, followed by the second match in Mumbai from December 3.

Kane Williamson will continue to lead the side while uncapped Test spinner Rachin Ravindra might make his debut in the series slated from November 25. 

Pacer Trent Boult and all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme were among the notable absentees as they made themselves unavailable due to bio-bubble fatigue.

Apart from Ravindra, the Black Caps have also decided to include four more spinners for the series; including Ajaz Patel, Will Somerville, Mitchell Santner. Wicket-keeper Glenn Phillips has been added to the squad as a spinner as well.

Tom Blundell is named the wicket-keeper for the series while Williamson, Ross Taylor, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls,Will Young are the batters in the squad. 

The pacers in the team are all-rounder Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner.

Squad:  Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Devon Conway, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Will Somerville, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Will Young, Neil Wagner

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