New Zealand recall Ben Wheeler for Pakistan T20Is

New Zealand announced a 15-men T20 squad against Pakistan.

Ben Wheeler with New Zealand players | Getty Images

New Zealand left-arm pacer Ben Wheeler has been recalled for the upcoming three-match T20 International series against Pakistan, starting from January 22 in Wellington.  

The 26-year-old, who last played an international in February 2017 against South Africa, on Wednesday, has been included into 15-member New Zealand squads, which also have Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Lockie Ferguson and Seth Rance, who has been selected for the final ODI against Pakistan.

As per Cricbuzz, Gavin Larsen, the New Zealand chief selector, said, “Ben's ability to swing the ball makes him a threatening bowler and his batting power and athleticism in the field compliments that nicely. It will be nice to see more of Ben and Seth while we manage the workloads of Tim and Trent.”

New Zealand T20 squad:

Kane Williamson (c), Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor (1st game only), Tom Bruce, Glenn Phillips, Colin de Grandhomme, Anaru Kitchen, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (1st and 3rd games only), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson (2nd and 3rd games only), Ben Wheeler, Seth Rance, Trent Boult (2nd and 3rd games only)


By Rashmi Nanda - 17 Jan, 2018

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