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BLACKCAPS schedule confirmed for UAE

The BLACKCAPS playing schedule has been released for their tour to the UAE commencing with the T20I series in Abu Dhabi on October 31st.

The team will play all three T20Is, ODIs and Test Matches at either Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi or Dubai International Stadium.

New Zealand A will also play Pakistan A in a series of matches in October and early November.

For the full tour schedule, click here.

Ajaz Patel is in line to make his Test debut against Pakistan while the NZ A squad features first-time selections for pace bowlers Kyle Jamieson and Blair Tickner, and NZ Under 19 representative, Rachin Ravindra.

Patel has been the Plunket Shield’s top wicket-taker for the past three seasons, in the most recent campaign snaring 48 wickets at 21.52.

The NZ A squad will leave for the UAE in October, followed a few weeks later by the bulk of the BLACKCAPS squad members.

The tour to the UAE will kick off the international summer for the BLACKCAPS before they head home to face Sri Lanka in a series starting on December 15th.

BLACKCAPS T20 Squad
Kane Williamson (c)
Mark Chapman
Colin de Grandhomme
Lockie Ferguson
Martin Guptill
Adam Milne
Colin Munro
Seth Rance
Tim Seifert
Ish Sodhi
Tim Southee
Ross Taylor
Two to be added from NZ A
 
BLACKCAPS ODI Squad
Kane Williamson (c)
Todd Astle
Trent Boult
Colin de Grandhomme
Martin Guptill
Matt Henry
Tom Latham
Colin Munro
Henry Nicholls
Ish Sodhi
Tim Southee
Ross Taylor
BJ Watling
Two to be added from NZA/BC T20 Squads
 
BLACKCAPS Test Squad
Kane Williamson (c)
Todd Astle
Tom Blundell
Trent Boult
Colin de Grandhomme
Matt Henry
Tom Latham
Henry Nicholls
Ajaz Patel
Jeet Raval
Ish Sodhi
Tim Southee
Ross Taylor
Neil Wagner
BJ Watling
 
NZ A Squad
Corey Anderson
Todd Astle (T20s, One-Day, and first FC match)
Tom Blundell
Tom Bruce
Mark Chapman (T20 only)
Lockie Ferguson (T20 only)
Kyle Jamieson
Scott Kuggeleijn
Ajaz Patel
Glenn Phillips (T20 and One-Day)
Jeet Raval (FC matches)
Rachin Ravindra
Tim Seifert (T20 and second FC match)
Blair Tickner
Logan van Beek (One-Day and FC matches)
George Worker
Will Young
Neil Wagner (Second FC match)
BJ Watling (One-Day and first FC match)

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