Kane Williamson, Trent Boult complacent for Sri Lanka T20Is; Tim Southee to lead

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and comparison pacer Trent Boult have been complacent for a T20 leg of a ongoing Sri Lanka tour. In Williamson’s absence, Tim Southee will lead a patrol that includes a fit-again big-hitting keeper-batsman Tim Seifert and 3 spin options in Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle and Ish Sodhi.

“Kane and Trent played an huge purpose in a new World Cup debate and with a large summer ahead, we see it as a good eventuality to give them a rest,” selector Gavin Larsen said.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Seifert, who had suffered a finger damage during a four-day Plunket Shield and after missed a World Cup, returned to a side, as did Tom Bruce. The assertive Central Districts batsman wasn’t partial of New Zealand’s patrol for their final T20I array opposite India, yet he was quite considerable in a Super Smash T20 competition, attack 353 runs in 11 innings during an normal of scarcely 40 and strike rate of 157.58.

Seam-bowling allrounder Doug Bracewell, who had been enclosed in a patrol for those T20Is opposite India progressing this year – yet he did not get into a XI – was left out now. Seth Rance was picked as a like-for-like replacement.

Fast bowler Scott Kuggeleijn and allrounder Daryl Mitchell, a son of former All Black John Mitchell, have both defended their places in a patrol as New Zealand find to brand their multiple for a T20 World Cup subsequent year.

“Following that extraordinary float in a ODI World Cup, it’s sparkling to start environment a sights on another universe event,” Larsen said. “The array in Sri Lanka will be a severe one opposite a group who are tough to kick in their possess conditions.

“Our T20 group has been flattering unchanging over a past integrate of years and we’re unequivocally happy with a energy and flexibility we have in this squad.”

All 3 T20Is will be played in Pallekele, with a initial diversion on Sep 1.

Squad: Tim Southee (capt), Todd Astle, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhome, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Seth Rance, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor

Article source: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/story/1198097.html?CMP=OTC-RSS


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