The New Zealand tour started on a crazy note for Sunil Ambris when he got out in the form of hit-wicket in the first Test match. The craziness continued when he was again dismissed in the same fashion in the second Test, but the tour has ended on a sad note for him as he has been ruled out of the ODI series due to a fracture on his forearm.
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He suffered a blow after being hit by one of the deliveries from Neil Wagner and did not come out to bat in the second innings of the second Test again. The New Zealand pacers had opted strategy to attack batsmen with short balls, and Ambris was the one who was affected by it. He ends his New Zealand tour with a total of 25 runs in four innings.
Windies lost both the Test match on tour. In the first game, the home team did not give any chance to the visitors and defeated them by a margin of an innings and 67 runs. In the second game, a Jason Holder sans side continued to disappoint and lost the game by 240 runs. Here as well, Windies were fined due to slow over rate.
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Coming to the ODI series, New Zealand have also announced their squad and has decided to rest a pair of Kane Williamson and Tim Southee after the first ODI. Injured Martin Guptill was not selected. George Worker will open the innings in his absence.
Tom Latham will lead the side after Williamson’s exit. On the other hand, Mitchell Santer has been rested for the first game and would come back for the last two ODIs.
The ODI series starts on December 20. Whangarei will host the first ODI.
New Zealand ODI Squad: Kane Williamson (c) (1st ODI only), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Neil Broom (2nd & 3rd ODIs only) Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner (2nd & 3rd ODIs only), Tim Southee (1st ODI only), Ross Taylor, George Worker.
Windies ODI squad: Jason Holder (capt.), Jason Mohammed, Sunil Ambris, Ronsford Beaton, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Nikita Miller, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Kesrick Williams.
Windies T20 squad: Carlos Brathwaite (capt.), Samuel Badree, Ronsford Beaton, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams.
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