Wellington, New Zealand: Kane Williamson will captain New Zealand in its Twenty20 and one-day internatonal cricket series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates this month.
Williamson will take over the captaincy to allow Brendon McCullum to return to New Zealand along with fast bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee ahead of the Black Caps' home series against Sri Lanka.
Fast bowler Adam Milne and opening batsman Anton Devcich have been added to the New Zealand squad which will meet Pakistan in two T20 and five ODIs. The three-test series between the nations was tied 1-1.
Selection manager Bruce Edgar said "managing players' workloads will be an important part of our summer's plans and this is simply an example of that."