Thiruvananthapuram

30°C

Haze

Enter word or phrase

Look for articles in

Last Updated Saturday August 19 2017 12:49 PM IST

Tom Latham to lead New Zealand against Ireland, Bangladesh

Text Size
Your form is submitted successfully.

Recipient's Mail:*

( For more than one recipient, type addresses seperated by comma )

Your Name:*

Your E-mail ID:*

Your Comment:

Enter the letters from image :

Tom Latham to lead New Zealand against Ireland and Bangladesh Tom Latham. Getty Images

Wellington: Tom Latham has been appointed New Zealand captain for One-Day International (ODI) matches against Ireland and Bangladesh ahead of the Champions Trophy, New Zealand Cricket said on Thursday.

The 25-year-old opening batsman will step in for regular captain Kane Williamson, who has commitments in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Read also: Wisden top honor for Kohli

Vice-captain Tim Southee will also still be playing in the IPL when the triangular series starts in Ireland on May 12.

"Tom has been a leader within the side for a while now and this is a chance to continue his development in that area," selector Gavin Larsen said in a statement.

"It's a great learning opportunity for Tom and a chance for other squad members to take on a bigger leadership role too."

Fast bowler Seth Rance and all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn, who was drafted into the Test squad last month but did not play, could make their ODI debuts during the series.

Pace bowler Neil Wagner, who was named New Zealand's Test Player of the Year last week, could also make his ODI debut during the series.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to give new players a taste of international cricket, as well as reward guys who have pushed their way back into contention," said Larsen.

Pace bowler Hamish Bennett and batsman George Worker have also returned to the squad.

The Champions Trophy starts in England on June 1.

New Zealand squad: Tom Latham (captain), Hamish Bennett, Neil Broom, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Jeetan Patel, Seth Rance, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, George Worker.

Your form is submitted successfully.

Recipient's Mail:*

( For more than one recipient, type addresses seperated by comma )

Your Name:*

Your E-mail ID:*

Your Comment:

Enter the letters from image :

The opinions expressed here do not reflect those of Malayala Manorama. Legal action under the IT Act will be taken against those making derogatory and obscene statements.

Email ID:

User Name:

User Name:

News Letter News Alert
News Letter News Alert