New Zealand in India 2010-11

How returns to New Zealand one-day squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

November 16, 2010

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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

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Posted by SUNDOS on (November 23, 2010, 7:49 GMT)

Would be interesting to see the "bench strength" of India in this series.The fast bowling department with the lies of Yadav and Vinay Kumar should nudge the likes of Ishant and the inconsistent Sreesanth for places in the World Cup squad.Befuddling is the omission of Nehra form the squad.Are the wise men of Indian cricket i.e the selectors considering his return to a test team?Hmm,South Africa,Zaheer,and Nehra break down during a match,Bhajji's current on/off bowling form,begs the question..are the standby's ready for sterner tests?One feels sorry for the likes of Rohit Sharma,Rayadu,Manoj Tiwari,and Rahane.Pehaps a bucketful of runs this domestic season will help.Also hard to fathom Saha's selection over Karthik,has he too run afoul of Kirsten?

Posted by   on (November 22, 2010, 11:41 GMT)

@ Raghu, yes Oram is injured. This is a strong squad, kudos to the selectors. Only James Franklin and maybe Ian Butler unlucky. Optimal XI: B McCullum, Ryder, Guptill, Taylor, Williamson, Styris, N McCullum, Vettori, Mills, Tuffey, McKay How to slot in for any of the top 6 given injuries / lack of form, hope he gets some game time. Southee could slot in for Tuffey. Disagree with comments about Nathan McCullum, he is a canny bowler, great fielder, strong hitter, and has shown a cool head under pressure. Great opportunity for NZ to win a series in India with this squad, especially in the absence of Sehwag, Tendulkar, Zaheer, and Dhoni!

Posted by   on (November 20, 2010, 11:03 GMT)

Again the blind selectors have left out James Franklin. This is going to have fatal consequences.

Posted by KBCA on (November 18, 2010, 11:51 GMT)

Tuffey needs to start bending his back a bit, he bowls so slow these days it embarassing

Posted by   on (November 18, 2010, 11:27 GMT)

How James Franklin misses out is beyond me and beyond belief, considering he is already over there as a replacement for the test squad and should be in the test team instead of Arnel and is New Zealand's only left arm fast bowler which changes it up from the 3 right arm medium-fasts in the test team already. UNLUCKIEST bloke in NZ cricket is Franklin, very stiff to miss

Posted by Bigtimmy on (November 18, 2010, 5:28 GMT)

id say How is only been called in as batting cover incase one of the top order guys go down to injury, the team (if all players are fit) id say will be

McCullum (wk), Ryder, Guptill, Taylor, Styris, Williamson, Elliot, Vettori, Mills, Tuffy, Mckay

playing two spinners against a team that are so comfortable against spin wouldnt make sense to me at all, Kane could do a part time job if needed

Posted by Colonel_10 on (November 17, 2010, 23:48 GMT)

Starting line up should be: How,Ryder,Guptill,Taylor,Styris,Williamson,Mcullum,Vettori,Mills,Southee,Mckay

Bring On Wagner when he is eligible to play!!

Posted by thatsgold on (November 17, 2010, 10:23 GMT)

I think the team should be: McCullum, Ryder, Guptill, Taylor, Williamson, Styris, Elliott, Vettori, Mills, Tuffey, Southee. Four front line bowlers plus styris, elliot, ryder and williamson for part time. With southee at 11 it is a very strong batting line up. mccullum to keep. tuffey over mckay because he bowls a great line and hits the seam a lot. nathan mccullum hasn't really proven himself in ODI's and the indians should have no trouble against him. would like to see How in there, but who would you drop? it's a good problem to have none the less.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2010, 9:31 GMT)

At last great to see How back in the team i hope he is in the Test team as well,again very disapointing,frustrating to see no James Franklin,I hope Oram will be back in the team after Injury for the Pakistan's Tour in January,Elliot should not be in the team,he is just not good enough and there are many better than him the likes of Franklin should be there,For me the ideal team should be 1.How,2.Mcullum,3.Williamson,4.Taylor,5.Styris,6.Franklin,7.Oram,8.Mills,9.Vettori,10.Southee,11.anyone just to fill in the spot,can be a bowler,batsman,hitter,or all rounder.

Posted by Taranis on (November 17, 2010, 8:39 GMT)

Good looking squad. Hopfully, NZ returns to the top position it was in. Fingers crossed.

Posted by A_J.. on (November 17, 2010, 8:07 GMT)

it is a Good team, & we hope that we will witness a fighting encounter between the Two sides, in the upcoming ODI Series.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2010, 6:03 GMT)

What about oram......?? Is he injured or what.....anyways.....My X1:Mc,how,guptil,Will,ross,scott,mills,ryder,Vet,tuffey,mckay........this team consists 4 regular bowlrs.....7 reg batsman.....in which scott,will,ryder can do the part timers job pretty well.....as NZ has allrounders in it......they can afford 7 reg batsman....What do u think of this selection guys.....??

Posted by nzcricket174 on (November 17, 2010, 5:55 GMT)

@googletalk you are absolutely right! I didn't even consider the conditions. I picked my XI purely on stats/performances. Ryder/Guptill will most likely not bowl. Ryder due to injury, Guptill due to..look at 2nd test. Guptill may not be in the starting XI for the first ODI though, seeing as Grant Elliott got a 50 in his last ODI.

Posted by Partha.Pratim.Paul on (November 17, 2010, 4:29 GMT)

Nz has the flexibility of having all-rounder which is very imp in flat condition. my XI is ryder, mcclm, guptill, ross, elliot, scott, daniel, nathan, kyle, mckay, tuffey. i picked guptill as he played well in an innings also quite regular in nz team in last 2yrs which How isnt. elliot also as all-rounder ahead of kane, as he is still very yougn though he performed well. and mckay for making the variety of right-left hand combination of pace bowling. what do you thing about my XI?

Posted by CharlieAlanJakeHarperFamily on (November 17, 2010, 3:54 GMT)

The big difference between the result of series is nz brilliant feilding and indian bowling i think odis will be a lot closer than the test series and believe u me indians will surely lose if their batting does not click

Posted by googletalk on (November 17, 2010, 3:42 GMT)

@ nzcricket174: I understand your selection, but sorry mate, I can't take your eleven for Indian condition which generally is flat. 3 front line seamers plus Mills makes it four. Even presence of Vettori as an allrounder, and Mills can bat too, its still does not make sense operating with 5 specialists bowler. Ryder, Styris, Guptil easily can bowl you 10 overs, that means you have an option for taking another batsman instead of 5 front line bowlers. How does it sound?

Posted by Sachit1979 on (November 17, 2010, 2:57 GMT)

Again strange to see James Franklyn missing in this squad. Moreover second wicketkeeper Hopkins was also not required. Instead they could have tried one all rounder like Franklyn or Noema-Barnett.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2010, 2:34 GMT)

Trouble is will mcullum keep wickets, if not who do you leave out! How and Gupi for the same position, McCullum Ryder How Taylor Williamson Styris Vettori Hopkins Tuffey, Mills, McKay

Posted by   on (November 17, 2010, 0:46 GMT)

what about Oram, he is the best nz allrounder

Posted by nzcricket174 on (November 17, 2010, 0:45 GMT)

My XI: 1/2 McCullum (wk) & Ryder | 3/4/5/6 Guptill, Taylor, Styris & Williamson | 7/8 Vettori (c) & Mills | 9/10/11 Tuffey, Southee & McKay. The only debate is whether you use 2 front line spinners or 3 front line seamers. Jamie How will fit into openers spot or middle order depending on fitness levels of others.

Posted by AnthoniJi on (November 16, 2010, 22:47 GMT)

My choice for the playing eleven would be as follows: Daniel Vettori (capt), Martin Guptill, Jamie How, Brendon McCullum (wk), Kyle Mills, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor, Daryl Tuffey, Kane Williamson

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