New Zealand has announced their 14-member squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against India in which they have recalled right-arm pacer, Hamish Bennett. With regular pacemen Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson still recovering from injury, Bennett is in line to make his first appearance for the national side since 2017. Captain Kane Williamson returns to the New Zealand T20I squad after missing the England series in November with a hip injury.
Jimmy Neesham, who recently injured his quad muscle playing domestic cricket, has been included in New Zealand A’s squad for their three one-dayers against India The next week, but not in the T20I squad. We clearly want to win the series in front of us while also considering our wider ICC T20 World Cup campaign plan,” said Larsen.
India has also announced their 16-man squad for the series which gets underway at Eden Park on January 24.