News Tech: WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Trent Boult has been named in the New Zealand team for the Chappell-Hadlee series of one-day internationals against Australia next month days after relinquishing his central contract with Cricket New Zealand.
Matt Henry has been recalled after being forced out of New Zealand’s just-completed white ball tour to the West Indies with a rib injury. He joins Boult, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson and newcomer Ben Sears.
Boult is one of five fast bowlers named Thursday in a 15-man New Zealand squad for the three one-day internationals which will be played at Cairns in North Queensland state.
Kane Williamson will lead the New Zealand team, back to fitness after missing the second and third one-day internationals against the West Indies with a quad muscle strain. Hard-hitting allrounder Glenn Phillips also has been retained.
Stead said Ben Sears’ pace and bounce could be useful in Australian conditions.
“It’ll be nice to have Kane back after missing the final two games of the West Indies series through injury,” he said. “He’s obviously a world-class player and his leadership and experience is invaluable to our group.” ___
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ben Sears, Tim Southee. ___
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