Cricbuzz prediction yesterday: Mitchell Santner to lead New Zealand T20I team in India

Mitchell Santner has been named captain of the New Zealand T20I team for the series in India starting later this month. Kane Williamson and Tim Southey will be absent as they have chosen not to travel following the ongoing series in Pakistan.

His 27-year-old fast bowler from Auckland, Ben His Lister, makes his debut for the New Zealand team. He toured India as part of New Zealand’s senior team late last year and was named Auckland Cricket’s Men’s Bowler of the Year last season.

New Zealand chief Gavin Larsen, his selector, said, “Ben made an exciting impression on Auckland with his ball at Red and White early in his cricket career. “He has been a leading ace wicket taker in T20 and List A cricket since his debut in late 2017. His ability to swing the ball wide as a left arm is particularly exciting.

“We all sympathized with Ben after his tour ended like last year.It is a testament to his work ethic that he has been able to return to domestic cricket so strongly this season. am.”

Lister’s tour of his A-team in India came to an abrupt end when he contracted pneumonia and had to be hospitalized in Bangalore before returning home. He has taken 5 wickets in his 3 Super Smash matches at Auckland so far this season and 6 Ford trophies in an innings he has taken 6 wickets.

With Williamson and Southey not going to India after their Pakistan trip, New Zealand will be led by Tom Latham in his ODI and Santner in T20I. Santner has led New Zealand in his 11 T20Is, eight of which were held in Ireland, Scotland and Holland last year. “Mitch is the leader of our whiteball team and was previously the captain of the Indian T20 team (in Kolkata in 2021). It is invaluable on the

NZC said fast bowlers Kyle Jamieson (back), Matt Henry (abs), Adam Milne (side) and Ben Sears (back) will be out of the selection as they are recovering from injuries. .

The New Zealand team is now in Pakistan and he has one game left in his ODI series of three games tied 1-1 after drawing 0-0 in two Test series. He then traveled to India for three ODIs in Hyderabad (18th January), Raipur (21st January) and Indore (24th January), followed by lunch (27th January) and Lucknow (27th January). 29th) and Ahmedabad (1st February) for three T20Is. .

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