The right arm off spinner, Jeetan Patel, has once again made a comeback in New Zealand squad as the veteran of 188 List A matches, this time has been included in the New Zealand ODI squad for the final ODI against Bangladesh, to be played in Nelson on Saturday. Jeetan Patel last played an ODI in the year 2009 in the Champions Trophy final against Australia.
He made a surprising comeback in the Test squad for the final two Test matches against India where he replaced Mark Craig. He performed decently there taking four wickets and also scored 67 runs, including an innings of 47 at Eden Gardens in the second Test.
“He has been bowling very well for the Wellington Firebirds in the McDonald’s Super Smash and will be a welcome addition to the squad,” New Zealand coach, Mike Hesson said.
New Zealand has won the ODI series by virtue of defeating Bangladesh in the Boxing day ODI at Christchurch followed by another win Nelson. The final ODI is to be played on December 31 at Nelson. A three-match T20I series and two Test matches follow the final ODI.