New Zealand Cricket Board has announced tests, ODIs and twenty20 squads for upcoming England’s tour in May-June 2015. 50-over format hero Kiwi batsman Martin Guptill is included in test squad after almost two years. Guptill played last test match cricket in May, 2013.
Recently Martin Guptill scored first double century in ODI format at world cup. He played some great knocks in the tournament to show that he can be fitted in longer format of game as well. Blackcaps coach Mike Hesson mentioned that Guptill will be vital player for Kiwis on England tour.
He said, “This is a stable, established Test side but there will be opportunities for contenders. Martin’s a classically styled batsman and there’s really no reason why he can’t be as influential in the longer game as he is in the short.”
Matt Henry will be making debut in test matches for New Zealand after displaying good show in ODIs. Hesson said, “It’s another step up for Matt but we’ve been impressed by the maturity and skill-set he’s already shown in the ODI format.”
NZ squads for England tour 2015
|Test Squad||ODI, T20I Squad|
|Brendon McCullum||Brendon McCullum|
|Corey Anderson||Nathan McCullum|
|Doug Bracewell||Matt Henry|
|Ross Taylor||Tom Latham|
|Martin Guptill||Kane Williamson|
|Trent Boult||Ross Taylor|
|Hamish Rutherford||Tim Southee|
|Kane Williamson||Martin Guptill|
|Neil Wagner||Mitchell Santner|
|Tim Southee||Luke Ronchi|
|Matt Henry||Mitchell McClenaghan|
|Luke Ronchi||Corey Anderson|
|Mark Craig||Trent Boult|
|Tom Latham||Adam Milne|
|BJ Watling||Grant Elliott|
The first test match of England vs New Zealand 2015 series will begin on 21st May at lord’s London.