Grant Elliott played a match-winning innings against South Africa to guide New Zealand to their first ever World Cup final © Getty Images (File Photo)
Grant Elliott played a match-winning innings against South Africa to guide New Zealand to their first ever World Cup final © Getty Images (File Photo)

Johannesburg: Rookie all-rounder Mitchell Santner and veteran Grant Elliott have been awarded a place in New Zealand‘s list of centrally contracted players on Wednesday on the back of their recent strong performances. Mitchell Starc concerned over usage of pink ball for Day-Night Test

Santner, who made his debut during the recently concluded series against England, produced an impressive performance with his left arm-spin and lower-order batting in the limited-over series. ICC World Cup 2015 significantly boosted economies of co-hosts AUS and NZ

Describing Santner as a ‘genuine all-rounder’, coach Mike Hesson said that his appearance on the list is recognition of his skills in all three forms of the game, Sport24 reported. First day-night Test to be held in Adelaide between Aus and NZ

36-year-old Elliott also earned a central contract on account of his impressive performance during the World Cup. Elliott played a match-winning innings against South Africa to guide New Zealand to their first ever World Cup final. Brendon McCullum ends speculations, will continue to lead New Zealand