NZC

Colin Munro has been named in New Zealand‘s T20 squad to take on Australia in Sydney on 3 February. Having missed the series decider against Pakistan last night due to injury, Munro is likely to be available for the opening match of the T20 Tri-series. The New Zealand squad for the remainder of the series will be announced ahead of their second match of the series against England on 13 February. New Zealand selector Gavin Larsen said having Munro back was key.

“Colin has been assessed and we’re optimistic he will be fine ahead of Saturday,” said Larsen.”We’ve seen how big an impact Colin has in white-ball cricket, so we’re looking forward to having him back. Historically we’ve seen that the SCG can spin a little bit, so it’s important that we have options in that area. Mitchell and Ish are our key guys, but having the likes of Anaru and Kane to do a job if need be is important as well.”

New Zealand depart for Australia on Tuesday, before playing the remainder of their Tri-series matches at home.

New Zealand T20 squad: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Anaru Kitchen, Colin Munro, Seth Rance, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Ben Wheeler