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Matt Henry back for Chappell-Hadlee series

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Spinner Ish Sodhi was replaced. This made Matt Henry the lone addition for the Chappell-Hadlee series to the 15-man team that won New Zealand’s inaugural one-day series in the West Indies earlier this week.

Ben Sears, a rising star for the Wellington Firebirds, and Glenn Phillips, a batsman for the Otago Volts, have both been retained for the forthcoming three-game series. Leaving no room for Henry Nicholls and Will Young. Henry had been summoned into the Caribbean trip as a replacement due to injury.

The rest of the team has a familiar vibe as the Black Caps get ready to compete for the prestigious trans-Tasman trophy for the 12th time overall. Australia now leads the series 6-4 with two series tied.

The team couldn’t wait to cross the Tasman, said Kane Williamson. He took over as captain after missing the final two games against the West Indies in Barbados.

“It’s a great rivalry we have with Australia; it’s always a huge occasion for the fans, and the team really look forward to it,” said Williamson.

“You grow up watching the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series and remembering the great battles, so to be part of another chapter is pretty special.

“We know how tough Australia are to beat in their own conditions and we’re looking forward to the challenge.”

Stead mentioned some difficult decisions when discussing the squad. The team, according to Stead, was aware of the importance of the series to Kiwi fans.

Kyle Jamieson (back) and Adam Milne (Achilles) weren’t considered due to injury.

New Zealand and Australia will meet in three-day-night ODIs. It will be in Cairns on Tuesday, September 6, Thursday the 8th, and Sunday the 11th.

Black Caps ODI squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ben Sears, Tim Southee

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Pratik Pathak
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