New Zealand selectors surprised the cricket world as they made as many as seven changes for the South Africa tour. This changes might damage their hard earned image of agressive cricket team since the World Cup.
New Zealand is pouring young blood it its cricket team as it rested seven senior players from the tour of South Africa where they will play two T20s and three one-day internationals.
Five players young stars who landed in South Africa without their seven elders who donned the silver fern during the World Cup.
None of Brendon McCullum, Trent Boult, Kyle Mills, Daniel Vettori, Cory Anderson, Tim Southee and Ross Taylor are injured or retired but rested.
Kane Williamson will lead New Zealand in South Africa.
The Kiwi selector replaced Mitchell Santner, who broke his thumb, with George Worker, who made his debut in international cricket againt Zimbabwe in one off T20 internationals. He scored 62 off 38 balls, indeed dream debut for him.
George Worker has shown agression that New Zealnd earned during the World Cup. “That just helps me fit into the team,” Worker said of the Kiwis’ new, improved approach. “Coming in (to the squad) I was really comfortable, and everyone made it an environment where I could go out there and express the way I play.
“The brand of cricket New Zealand have been trying to play over the last while has helped me be at ease on my debut.”
Ben Wheeler , the left arm pacer , all-rounders Doug Bracewell and Jimmy Neesham, and big hitter Colin Munro.
The 15 memeber Squad is: Kane Williamson (c ), Grant Elliott, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, James Neesham , Ish Sodhi, George Worker, Ben Wheeler, Luke Ronchi (wk), Colin Murno, Nathan McCullum, Tom Latham, Martin Guptil, Doug Bracewell