Ish Sodhi will be part of an extended 14-man squad for the BLACKCAPS opening two ODIs against England in Hamilton and Mount Maunganui.
The BLACKCAPS 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.
BLACKCAPS ODI squad
Kane Williamson (c) - Northern Districts
Todd Astle - Canterbury
Trent Boult - Northern Districts
Lockie Ferguson - Auckland
Colin de Grandhomme - Auckland
Martin Guptill - Auckland
Matt Henry - Canterbury
Tom Latham - Canterbury
Colin Munro - Auckland
Henry Nicholls - Canterbury
Mitchell Santner - Northern Districts
Ish Sodhi – Northern Districts
Tim Southee - Northern Districts
Ross Taylor - Central Districts
BLACKCAPS Setector 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."
The BLACKCAPS head to Hamilton today ahead of their first match on Sunday at Seddon Park.
The final ODI of the series at Christchurch's Hagley Oval on Saturday March 10 is already sold out.