Tuesday, December 25, 2007

BLACKCAPS ODI squad for National Bank Series

New Zealand Cricket has announced a BLACKCAPS squad of 12 players for The National Bank ODI Series against Bangladesh.

The squad is:

Daniel Vettori (captain)
Brendon McCullum
Jamie How
Peter Fulton
Scott Styris
Ross Taylor
Mathew Sinclair
Jacob Oram
Kyle Mills
Mark Gillespie
Chris Martin
Jeetan Patel

“We welcome the return of Peter Fulton to the BLACKCAPS squad,” said BLACKCAPS coach John Bracewell.

“Peter has shown good form in the State Championship, and he has proven in the past he can translate a high standard of performance at domestic level to the international game.

“The selection panel felt it was important to retain the bulk of the team from the recent series in South Africa and Australia to give them the opportunity to build on the experience of those tours and show the talent they have.

“Some players have been released to allow them to return to their provincial teams and earn quality playing time in the State Shield, and put pressure on those in the squad.”

The BLACKCAPS play Bangladesh in three ODIs, at Eden Park, Auckland on Wednesday 26 December; McLean Park, Napier on Friday 28 December and Queenstown Events Centre on Monday 31 December.


National Bank Series: BLACKCAPS v Bangladesh - Ticket information

National Bank International Series 2007/08 schedule