BLACKCAPS squad to tour Bangladesh

New Zealand Cricket today announced the squad to tour Bangladesh in October.

The squad is:
Daniel Vettori (captain)
Grant Elliott
Daniel Flynn
Mark Gillespie (ODI series only)
Gareth Hopkins
Jamie How
Chris Martin
Brendon McCullum
Kyle Mills
Iain O’Brien (Test series only)
Jacob Oram
Jeetan Patel
Aaron Redmond (Test series only)
Jesse Ryder
Tim Southee
Scott Styris (ODI series only)
Ross Taylor
Selector Dion Nash said: “The team will have the challenge of competitive cricket in sub-continent conditions after the break enforced by the postponement of the Champions Trophy.
“Bangladesh will provide a stern test going into another international season, which offers the BLACKCAPS the chance to build on this year’s home and away series against England.
“Chris Martin is recalled to the ODI squad, with Iain O’Brien and Aaron Redmond to join the team for the two Test matches.
“We welcome Jesse Ryder back to the BLACKCAPS squad for both forms of the game. Jesse performed well on the Emerging Players tour in Australia in July.
“The ODI squad leaves for Bangladesh on 30 September, four days earlier than previously scheduled to ensure a period of quality, relevant preparation.”

Tour schedule
7 October:  One-day warm-up match, BCB XI, Mirpur
9 October: 1st ODI, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur ODI
11 October:  2nd ODI, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur ODI
14 October:  3rd ODI, Bir Shrestha Shahid Ruhul Amin Stadium, Chittagong ODI
17 October:  1st Test, Bir Shrestha Shahid Ruhul Amin Stadium, Chittagong Test
25 October:  2nd Test, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

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