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New Zealand Announces Squad For Pakistan ODI Series; Latham Named Captain

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In the absence of regular skipper Kane Williamson, Tom Latham will lead the Blackcaps.

New Zealand justice board on Tuesday blazoned the ODI team for their forthcoming series against Pakistan.

In the absence of regular commander Kane Williamson, who suffered a right knee injury lately in the Indian Premier League, Tom Latham will lead the Blackcaps. The Canterbury commander is also part of the T20 Squad to travel Pakistan and has won selection on the reverse of a strong season across all formats in domestic justice.

The Kiwis will also miss the services of Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner and Finn Allen, all of whom are enthralled with the IPL.

Nine players from the team have recent experience in Pakistan, featuring in either the Test or ODI outfits that played in Karachi before this time.

New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka by six lattices in the third and final one- day transnational on Friday to win the series 2- 0 and end the Asian side’s chances of directly qualifying for this time’s World Cup in India.

Chasing 158 for palm in Hamilton, New Zealand crushed a shuddery launch that saw it lose two lattices in the alternate over and got home with 103 balls to spare thanks to an unbeaten 86 by batsman Will Young and a 44 not out by Henry Nicholls.

Sri Lanka chose to club first after winning the toss but only opening batsman Pathum Nissanka (57), commander Dasun Shanaka (31) and Chamika Karunaratne (24) made notable scores as Matt Henry, Henry Shipley and Daryl Mitchell bagged three lattices each.

India and six other brigades have reserved their spots in the World Cup starting in October, with the West Indies enwrapping the final automatic qualification place in the Super League standings. South Africa and Ireland are also in contention.

Sri Lanka will now look to earn its situation via a 10- platoon qualifying competition in Zimbabwe in June and July.

The 1996 world champion entered five points following the abandoned second ODI rather than the 10 a palm would have offered and was also docked a point for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 198- run defeat in the nature.

New Zealand also won the antedating test series 2- 0 to gusto Sri Lanka’s expedients of reaching the World Test Championship final. It next hosts the Lankans in three Twenty20 Internationals, with the first match in Auckland on Sunday. Know More Cricket News…

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