Latham to captain New Zealand for Sri Lanka ODI sequence

New Zealand´s cricket group captain Tom Latham speaks throughout a press convention on the Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on January 17, 2023, forward of their first one-day worldwide (ODI) cricket match in opposition to India. — AFP/file 

WELLINGTON: Tom Latham will captain New Zealand in one-day internationals in opposition to Sri Lanka with a bunch of Black Caps stars launched to their Indian Premier League golf equipment.

Latham will likely be skipper for the white-ball matches at Auckland’s Eden Park on March 25, Christchurch three days later and Hamilton on March 31.

Kane Williamson (Gujarat Titans), Tim Southee (Kolkata Knight Riders), Devon Conway and Mitchell Santner (each Chennai Tremendous Kings) should not accessible, New Zealand Cricket mentioned.

The quartet will be a part of their Indian franchises after the second Take a look at in opposition to Sri Lanka, which begins in Wellington on Friday.

Williamson steered New Zealand to an exciting last-ball win over Sri Lanka within the first Take a look at on Monday on a rain-disrupted closing day in Christchurch.

With a bunch of stars absent, Black Caps coach Gary Stead has added South African-born batter Chad Bowes and seamer Ben Lister to the ODI squad.

Lister made his Twenty20 debut in India final month whereas that is the primary time Bowes has been chosen for the Black Caps.

New Zealand will host Sri Lanka in three Twenty20 matches following the ODI sequence.

ODI Squad to face Sri Lanka from: Tom Latham (c), Finn Allen, Tom Blundell, Chad Bowes, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Ben Lister, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Will Younger

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