New Zealand in South Africa 2012-13 December 28, 2012

New Zealand retain Anderson, Munro, Neesham for ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff

Batsman Colin Munro, allrounders Jimmy Neesham and Corey Anderson, and fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan have been named in New Zealand's one-day squad for the South Africa series. These four players were the new faces to take the field for New Zealand in the Twenty20 series that preceded the ODIs; they have not played any other international games apart from those three T20s.

McClenaghan being picked comes as no surprise as, earlier this week, he had also been added to New Zealand's Test squad for the series starting on January 2, in place of the injured Tim Southee.

Left-arm spinner Ronnie Hira, who is yet to debut in ODIs, was also picked. Batsman Kane Williamson, keeper BJ Watling, and quicks Kyle Mills and Adam Milne have been called-up for the one-day leg of the limited-overs series.

Fast bowler Doug Bracewell missed out in the 15-man squad. The decision to leave him out, coach Mike Hesson said, was in view with 'managing his workload'. "[It] is in-line with our policy to sensibly manage player workloads," Hesson said. "He has a big role to play in the Test series against South Africa and will benefit from the opportunity to freshen up ahead of the home series [in February-March] against England."

Eleven out of the 15 from the Twenty20 squad were retained to give the limited-overs squad stability, national selection manager, Kim Littlejohn, said: "We're keen to show consistency in selection for our short-form side and retain the nucleus of the squad who competed in the T20 series, along with four players from the last ODI series against Sri Lanka.

"There is healthy competition for places in our starting line-up at present and we are working on developing a larger group of players who can compete at international level."

New Zealand will play three ODIs against South Africa, between January 19 and 25.

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  • jared on December 29, 2012, 4:23 GMT

    wow, the batting looks really lite, they will need a few runs out of neesham and anderson both very capable but a big ask against south africa on your first shot at proper cricket, they have the talent but do they have the ticker, i hope that one of these new boys performs and pushes ellis out of the selectors minds for good. Munro bowls ok as well would have been a better selection than franklin in the tests as a batter/ fourth seamer. Bracewell had to go, very average of late, he's not as quick as he thinks he is, and because he doesn't swing the ball needs to model his game on pollock or mcgrath and bowl that consistant line and length or he will be punished by quality batters

  • Tricky on December 28, 2012, 22:05 GMT

    Other teams have figured out Bracewell after his performance against the Aussies. His recent form means he loses his spot, but they can't say that. Can't understand how Franklin is still around. Must be in the click with the cool kids.

  • Steven on December 28, 2012, 14:39 GMT

    @ SurlyCynic Thats a truly cynical comment. At least it would be if it wasn't so TRUE

  • Dummy4 on December 28, 2012, 12:52 GMT

    @NickNZ 29 wickets at 26.41 in First Class games and 13 @ 32.46 in One Dayers isn't bad at all. He's young, shows promise, and is quick -this isn't something that comes around every day in NZ. He has a lot better record than guys who have played for NZ in the past. I'd still like to see Matt Henry from Canterbury and Bevan Small from CD have a nice injury free run. Both sharp, wicket taking bowlers

  • hamish on December 28, 2012, 10:44 GMT

    I'm sure SA are shaking at this bold selection! Now to follow up our farcical selection policy, which is not form based, all we need is 'Commical Baz' to make a 'prefabricated' statement about the top order standing tall, senior players doing their job, and new guys asking their chance with both hands! How about a team that can build on consistency and combinations, rather than wide rotations... We don't have depth that affords the rugger team to do this!

  • Corey on December 28, 2012, 10:38 GMT

    Franklin has to be the luckiest guy in world cricket. still hanging on in all 3 formats is beyond me how he does it.and hesson has done it again, why does bracewell need a break? he only played tests in SL and when he did play he was out of form so he should just keep him playing so he builds up form for the english series back home

  • des on December 28, 2012, 10:23 GMT

    Ah, Neesham is an 'allrounder' - I thought he was a specialist tail-end batsman.

  • Nick on December 28, 2012, 9:44 GMT

    I really don't understand how Adam Milne keeps his spot in the NZ side. His bowling at domestic level has not yet proven him worthy of a spot in the national side.

  • Dummy4 on December 28, 2012, 7:12 GMT

    Whatever Do...i just want to see NZ on his way with some winning performance. We all know they have skills but they can't proved yet. Play well NZ :)