NewZealand Tour of India: Kane Williamson ‘not coming’, Tom Latham to lead and Mark Chapman included in squad for ODI Series: Follow IND vs NZ LIVE

NewZealand Tour of India: Kane Williamson 'not coming', Tom Latham to lead and Mark Chapman included in squad for ODI Series: Follow IND vs NZ LIVE

NewZealand Tour of IndiaNZ Squad India Tour: Kane Williamson not tour India for ODI Series in January. New Zealand Cricket have confirmed that that skipper Kane Williamson and Head Coach Gary Stead will skip India series. NZC revealed that Tom Latham will be leading the ODI squad in India in Williamson’s absence. Auckland Aces batsman Mark Chapman will be Williamson’s replacement. Chapman has also been awarded his first NZC Cricket central contract, effectively filling the vacancy left by Martin Guptill’s departure in November. Follow Cricket News LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

NZ ODI squad India: Kane Williamson (C – only for Pakistan ODIs), Tom Latham (C – India ODIs), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman (India ODIs only). Devon Conway, Jacob Duffy (India ODIs only), Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell. Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (Pakistan ODIs only)

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NewZealand Tour of India: Kane Williamson ‘not coming’, Tom Latham to lead and Mark Chapman included in squad for ODI Series: Follow IND vs NZ LIVE

NZ Squad India Tour: Chapman has played 27 games for the BLACKCAPS (22 T20Is and five ODIs) since making his debut in 2018, and has been part of the past two ICC T20 World Cup campaigns.

Born in Hong Kong, he attended Kings College secondary school before going on to play 21 internationals for his country of birth, as well as 128 games for Auckland.

A powerful and inventive left-hand batsman, Chapman offers an option with his left-arm orthodox spin bowling and is a highly rated fieldsman. BLACKCAPS coach Gary Stead said it was great to see Chapman’s hard work rewarded with a contract.

“We’re delighted to have Mark join the central contract list after being there or thereabouts for a while.

“He’s a fine player and we like the versatility and innovation he brings to his batting.

“He’s a guy with a lot of talent and we see him being a big part of future BLACKCAPS squads.”

NewZealand Tour of India: Kane Williamson ‘not coming’, Tom Latham to lead

Why Kane Williamson not coming?

NZC said Williamson is rested as they aim to manage the workload of the players and the support staff. While announcing the squads for the upcoming tours to Pakistan and India, NZC revealed that Tom Latham will be leading the ODI squad in India in Williamson’s absence.

Apart from Williamson and Stead, veteran fast bowler Tim Southee and bowling coach Shane Jurgensen will also be heading home after the Pakistan ODIs.

While Mark Chapman and Jacob Duffy will replace Williamson and Southee in the squad for the India tour, Luke Ronchi will take over as the Head Coach in Stead’s absence.

Legspinner Ish Sodhi and batter Henry Nicholls have been recalled to the ODI squad for both the tours. Uncapped allrounder Henry Shipley has earned a maiden call-up to the squad after impressing in the domestic circuit.

Kyle Jamieson, who last played in June this year, is still unavailable for selection as he continues his recovery from a back injury.

New Zealand will take on Pakistan in a three-match ODI series in early January after the two Tests before touring India for three more ODIs and three T20Is from January 18. The squad for the T20I series in India will be announced later.

NZ ODI squad India: Kane Williamson (C – only for Pakistan ODIs), Tom Latham (C – India ODIs), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman (India ODIs only). Devon Conway, Jacob Duffy (India ODIs only), Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell. Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (Pakistan ODIs only)

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