South Africa in New Zealand 2011-12 February 13, 2012

New Zealand retain T20 squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand have retained their 14-man Twenty20 squad for the first two matches against South Africa this weekend. Ross Taylor remains sidelined with a calf injury, though he is hopeful of recovering in time for the one-dayers.

Brendon McCullum continues to lead the side in Taylor's absence, while the new faces like Colin de Grandhomme, Ronnie Hira and Michael Bates get more time in the national squad.

New Zealand have been in top form in the current series against Zimbabwe, sweeping them aside in the only Test, the three ODIs and the first T20. The series ends with the second T20 in Hamilton on Tuesday.