NZC

Ish Sodhi will be part of an extended 14-man squad for New Zealand‘s opening two ODIs against England in Hamilton and Mount Maunganui. New Zealand have added the third spin option to an otherwise unchanged squad from the one that took on Pakistan last month. Sodhi comes in with good form, while also considering both Mitchell Santner and Todd Astle have missed games though injury recently. New Zealand selector Gavin Larsen said the ODI team had been settled so far this summer.

“Both Mitchell and Todd have had injury concerns recently, so having Ish travel with us gives further options in the spin department,” said Larsen. “Having won the previous eight matches, we’ve been able to keep good consistency in selection with our ODI squad. We still have a number of guys pushing their case in domestic cricket and that’s pleasing, but this is the squad for the first two matches of the series.”

New Zealand head to Hamilton on Thursday ahead of their first match on Sunday at Seddon Park.