NZC Appoints Tom Latham As Captain For Three ODIs Against Bangladesh
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NZC Appoints Tom Latham As Captain For Three ODIs Against Bangladesh

New Zealand batsman Tom Latham acknowledges the crowd after reaching his century (Photo: AFP)
New Zealand batsman Tom Latham acknowledges the crowd after reaching his century (Photo: AFP)

Tom Latham has been named captain in the absence of injured Kane Williamson for the 3-match ODI series, starting March 20 against Bangladesh where Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor will be key batsmen.

New Zealand announced a 13-member squad for the upcoming 3-match ODI series against Bangladesh at home. Tom Latham was appointed captain of the squad in the absence of regular skipper Kane Williamson who has been ruled out with an elbow injury. In-form pacer Lockie Ferguson and all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme were also not considered for selection due to injuries.

Tom Latham of New Zealand
Tom Latham of New Zealand celebrates after reaching a century. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

Tom Latham Appointed Skipper As 3 Debutants Devon Conway, Will Young, And Daryl Mitchell Earned Maiden ODI Call-ups

New Zealand picked as many as 3 potential debutants in Devon Conway, Will Young, and Daryl Mitchell as the trio-earned maiden ODI call-ups for the 3-match series, starting March 20 in Dunedin.

Devon Conway
Devon Conway. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Devon Conway has been a star turn for the T20 side this summer and has now been rewarded with a chance in the one-day set-up, while Will Young notched two one-day hundreds for a New Zealand XI against an Australia XI in Brisbane in early 2019 before shoulder surgery curtailed his year.

Devon Conway averages 52.28 with 3 fifties in 11 T20Is with the highest being unbeaten 99. Will Young has featured in 2 Tests. Daryll Mitchell has played 4 Tests and 12 T20Is.

Daryl Mitchell Will Be 3rd All-rounder Alongside James Neesham And Mitchell Santner

In form all-rounder, Daryl Mitchell features in his first ODI squad off the back of a strong domestic and Test season. There were injury concerns but opener Martin Guptill has been passed fit. Daryl Mitchell will be the third all-rounder in the squad alongside James Neesham and Mitchell Santner.

Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, and Kyle Jamieson will vie for the pace-bowling positions. Selector Gavin Larsen said it was exciting to get the one-day side back together.

“It’s certainly been a while since we’ve played ODI cricket, with just four games since the 2019 Cricket World Cup campaign,” Larsen noted.

James Neesham
James Neesham (Photo by Andy Kearns/Getty Images)

“We’re now in a new World Cup cycle and our attention has turned to building towards the 2023 tournament in India.”

Martin Guptill has been declared fit and will be ready to open the batting with Henry Nicholls after the couple’s powerful series versus India in February last year. Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, and Kyle Jamieson will vie for the pace-bowling positions.

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