New Zealand A has announced their team for India A tour starting from 23rd September. They will be 2 four day matches in Vijayawada which will be followed by five One day international matches played at Visakhapatnam starting from 6th October and finish on 15th October.
The team will be led by Henry Nicholls. It is going to be tough series for New Zealand A side. In this squad, they have good players who have represented Kiwis in the senior side. Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Collin Munro, Matt Henry, Jeet Raval are the players who have a chance to perform well in the upcoming India A tour.
With the New Zealand senior team coming for ODI and T20 series, these players who have got a chance for the series against India A, it will be a great chance to come back into form and retain their spot.
Many youngsters are coming to India for the first time. Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson have all played ODI matches for New Zealand. The four-day matches will be a challenge for these young players to showcase their talent to the world and bowl well on Indian pitches. With good batting pitches, the New Zealand A squad will need to create an impact on the selectors. Henry Nicholls captaincy will be under test.
New Zealand A is here to play 7 matches on the tour. It is going to be an interesting series as many players in this team might look to cement their position in New Zealand senior squad. Here we look at the squad for New Zealand A.
New Zealand A: Henry Nicholls (captain), Todd Astle, Tom Blundell, Tom Bruce, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips (wicket-keeper), Seth Rance, Jeet Raval, Tim Seifert (wicket-keeper), Ish Sodhi, Sean Solia, George Worker, Will Young.
Schedule of New Zealand A tour
1st Four-day match – 23rd -26th September (Vijayawada)
2nd-day four-day match– 30th-3rd September (Vijayawada)
1st ODI match– 6th October (Visakhapatnam)
2nd ODI match-8th October (Visakhapatnam)
3rd ODI match– 10th October (Visakhapatnam)
4th ODI match– 13th October (Visakhapatnam)
5th ODI match– 15th October (Visakhapatnam)