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03-Feb-2023 03:23:00 GMT
England in New Zealand 2022-23

Kyle Jamieson returns for England Tests

Auckland: New Zealand have named a 14-member squad for the home series against England starting later this month with as many as five quicks jostling for a place in the final XI.

Kyle Jamieson, who last played for New Zealand in England last year on the Test tour, makes a return from back injury in the squad.

The tall fast bowler is one among five quick-bowling options in the squad with skipper Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry and Blair Tickner the others.

Ish Sodhi, who had a good tour of Pakistan recently, was also named in the squad with all-rounder Michael Bracewell the other spin-bowling option.

Ajaz Patel and Glenn Phillips, both of whom travelled with the Test team to Pakistan, miss out on selection.

The series starts with a pink-Ball day-night Test at the Bay Oval in Tauranga from February 16 to 20. The second Test is at Wellington’s Cello Basin Reserve from February 24 to 28.

Test squad:
Tim Southee (c), Michael Bracewell, Tom Blundell (wk), Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson, Will Young.

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