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After sealing the 3-ODI series, 2-0, New Zealand Cricket have named a 14-member squad for T20Is versus West Indies. Martin Guptill makes a comeback after recovering from a hamstring injury. Anaru Kitchen and Seth Rance received their international call-ups as well. Kitchen is yet make his debut in any format, while Rance has played two ODIs.

Tim Southee will lead New Zealand in the first T20I, while Kane Williamson will take control in the remaining two. Ross Taylor is expected to be rested for the 2nd and 3rd T20Is. Trent Boult too is expected to return in the final T20I. Ish Sodhi is the lone spinner in the side, picked ahead of Todd Astle.

Colin de Grandhomme will be back in the squad once he returns from family duties. Gavin Larsen in the press release said: “When you add Anaru Kitchen to the likes of Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips and Tom Bruce, there’s a lot of threats throughout the batting line-up – there are more explosive batting options than ever before.”

The first T20I will be played at Nelson on December 29.