PAK vs NZ T20I Series: NZ Squad Announced and Bracewell To Lead BlackCaps against Pakistan in T20I Series | Check Full Squad of NZ vs Pakistan
PAK vs NZ T20I Series: Bracewell To Lead BlackCaps against Pakistan in T20I Series (Getty Images)

PAK vs NZ T20I Series: New Zealand Cricket have announced their T2O squad for the Pakistan Tour and Micheal Bracewell is named as the captain for the series.

New Zealand Cricket Board have announced a 15-membered squad for a 5-match T20I series in Pakistan in April 2024. The New Zealand tour of Pakistan only consists of a T20I Series and this will work as a good rehearsal for the Pakistan team before the T20 World Cup 2024.

This series is being played amid the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 so some big names like Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Trent Boult and more are missing from the squad.

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Finn Allen Firepower Dashes Pakistan (Getty Images)

However, a few well-known faces are available and are named in the squad. The likes of Finn Allen, Tim Seifert, Adam Milne, and Jimmy Neesham are fully fit and available to make a stable core for the team.

PAK vs NZ T20I Series: New Zealand Squad

Michael Bracewell (c)
Finn Allen
Mark Chapman
Josh Clarkson
Jacob Duffy
Dean Foxcroft
Ben Lister
Cole McConchie
Adam Milne
Jimmy Neesham
Will O’Rourke*
Tim Robinson*
Ben Sears
Tim Seifert (WK)
Ish Sodhi

PAK vs NZ T20I Series: New Zealand Squad

Players who were unavailable for selection of PAK vs NZ T20I Series due to IPL commitments are:

Trent Boult,
Devon Conway,
Lockie Ferguson,
Matt Henry,
Daryl Mitchell,
Glenn Phillips,
Rachin Ravindra,
Mitch Santner, and
Kane Williamson.

Tim Southee was not considered for selection in order to give him time to rest and recuperate from a hectic playing schedule across formats, while Will Young was also not eligible for selection due to his decision to sign a winter deal with Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.

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Tim Southee (Getty Images)

The New Zealand cricket team will be captained by Michael Bracewell in Pakistan. Bracewell hasn’t represented New Zealand since March of last year after breaking his finger and rupturing his right Achilles while playing for Worcestershire in the T20 Blast in June.

Head selector Sam Well said: “Michael has faced a long period on the sideline and it’s exciting to see him back playing cricket again. He’s a well-respected leader and has captaincy experience for Wellington along with New Zealand A and New Zealand XI teams, which we believe holds him in good stead to lead the group in Pakistan.”

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