How returns to New Zealand one-day squad
New Zealand have recalled Central Districts batsman Jamie How for the five one-day internationals in India starting November 28. Gareth Hopkins, the Test wicketkeeper, retains his place in the 15-man ODI list as a back-up to Brendon McCullum, taking the place of Northern Districts' BJ Watling. This will be New Zealand's first one-day series since the 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Bangladesh last month.
Two players who missed that Bangladesh tour, allrounder Scott Styris who was injured and top-order batsman Martin Guptill who was left out for that series, also return to the side. Fast bowler Hamish Bennett, who picked up an injury in the first Test against India earlier this month, and Canterbury batsman Shanan Stewart, who flopped in Bangladesh averaging 6.50, miss out.
How, 29, played the last of his 31 ODIs nearly two years ago, but scored plenty of runs for Central Districts in the Champions League T20 in September and for New Zealand A on the tour of Zimbabwe last month.
"We have kept faith with the bulk of the squad who played in the disappointing tour of Bangladesh and who have performed well in the current Test series against India," coach and selector, Mark Greatbatch, said. "The squad sees the return of Jamie How who deserves his opportunity after impressing the selectors for some time. We feel one-day cricket is the format for him to return to international cricket."
Squad: Daniel Vettori (capt), Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Gareth Hopkins, Jamie How, Brendon McCullum (wk), Nathan McCullum, Andy McKay, Kyle Mills, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor, Daryl Tuffey, Kane Williamson