New Zealand is expecting a match with Bangladesh soon. There won't be some old names on the list, and they will have the opportunity to rest because of the IPL. The list of new names includes Finn Allen and Will Young, while Ferguson and Milne will return to the team after injuries.
Allen and Young are playing great this season, so it’s no surprise the call from Gavin Larsen who has obviously noticed their talent and their great form. He is satisfied with the return of Ferguson and Milne, who will surely further strengthen the team and help it achieve good results.
"It's especially an exciting time for Finn, who will be getting his first taste of the BlackCaps environment. His Super Smash campaign with the Firebirds was nothing short of outstanding and we believe he has the skills to succeed at the next level," said selector Gavin Larsen, as quoted by cricbuzz "We're delighted to see Lockie and Adam return after working really hard to get back to this point.
They are two of the premier fast bowlers in world cricket and it's fantastic to be able to call on their services, in what is shaping as a big year of T20 cricket," he said.
Players to rest
The New Zealand coach believes that the decision to rest some players is necessary and that it is good for them.
However, he believes that the team will not be significantly weakened, because New Zealand has other players who can provide a lot. "The six guys who will miss this series are incumbents in our T20 side and the decision to give them some time at home with family before they embark on a long stint in India, was principally made with their welfare in mind," said Larsen.
"We're also very aware of the need to give others opportunities in a World Cup year and it's great to be able to introduce Finn and Will to the set-up, as well as welcome back Lockie and Adam. "Tim's a great leader in any BLACKCAPS side, we've seen how well he's slipped into the T20 captain's position in the past and we look forward to him continuing to grow in the role."
"Devon's wicket-keeping skills are a real asset to have in a squad and we're keen to ensure he has some international experience in this role to provide us with another option going forward," Larsen added.