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25-Aug-2022 16:47:00 GMT
New Zealand in Australia 2022

Henry returns for Chappell-Hadlee ODI series

Dubai: In preparation for the three-match ODI series against Australia beginning on September 6, Matt Henry has made a comeback to the New Zealand ODI team.

Henry's inclusion is the only change to the 15-man squad who claimed New Zealand's first one-day series win in the West Indies earlier this week, with spinner Ish Sodhi making way.

Wellington Firebirds rising star Ben Sears, called into the Caribbean tour as an injury replacement for Henry, has been retained for the upcoming three-game series, as has Otago Volts batsman Glenn Phillips - meaning no room for batsmen Henry Nicholls and Will Young.

The remainder of the side has a familiar feel to it as the BLACKCAPS prepare to contest the iconic trans-Tasman trophy for the 12th time as a series, with Australia leading the ledger 6-4, with two drawn series.

Kane Williamson (C), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (WK), Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ben Sears, Tim Southee

The Kiwis and Australia meet in three-day-night ODIs in Cairns on Tuesday, September 6, with the series ending on September 11.

Kane Williamson, resuming the captaincy after missing the final two games against West Indies in Barbados, said the squad couldn't wait to head across the Tasman.

Kyle Jamieson (back) and Adam Milne (achilles) weren't considered due to injury.

The BLACKCAPS tour party departs for Australia on Friday, September 2.

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