New Zealand includes 2 spinners for first 2 ODIs vs Pakistan

BY AP • December 31, 2017

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand has included two spinners in a 13-man squad for the first two matches of a five-match limited-overs international series against Pakistan starting Saturday.

Mitchell Santner and Todd Astle were both been included in the squad announced Monday by selector Gavin Larsen. Opener Martin Guptill has also been picked in the squad after missing New Zealand's three-match ODI series against the West Indies with a hamstring injury.

Larsen said Astle ''made the most of his opportunity against the West Indies Indies. Mitchell has been one of our most consistent white ball bowlers for a long time now as can be seen by him being ranked in the Top 10 ODI bowlers in the world.''


New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.

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