Pakistan in New Zealand 2011-11

Oram returns for Pakistan ODI series

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 19, 2011

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Hamish Bennett sweats it out at a training session, Ahmedabad, November 2, 2010
Back in the fold: Hamish Bennett will return to international cricket in the ODI series against Pakistan © AFP
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Jacob Oram is set for his international comeback after being included in New Zealand's 12-man squad for the first two ODIs against Pakistan that start in Wellington on Sunday.

Oram was named in New Zealand's World Cup squad having completed his rehabilitation from knee surgery and hasn't played for New Zealand since August last year.

Hamish Bennett, the 23-year-old paceman, is also included after playing the last of his two ODIs in October last year while three players named in the World Cup squad - uncapped Luke Woodcock, Kane Williamson and Kyle Mills - have been left out of to play domestic cricket.

Williamson was in New Zealand's side during their recent ODI series against India but has struggled for form in the Test series against Pakistan.

New Zealand face a resurgent Pakistan side who completed their first Test series win since 2006 after drawing the Wellington Test. Allan Donald, who has recently been named as New Zealand's bowling coach, will join the squad ahead of the opening ODI.

Squad: Daniel Vettori, Hamish Bennett, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Jamie How, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Jacob Oram, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor.

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Posted by youfoundme on (January 19, 2011, 11:08 GMT)

One of my favourite players, and as Vettori has said on many occasions, it's good to have him back.

Posted by   on (January 19, 2011, 7:01 GMT)

He is a good all rounder and I am happy to see him back again.

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