Trent Bolt was injured against Australia in December, he could not play in T20 and ODI series against India.
The first match of the two-Test series will be played in Wellington from 21 February and the second Test in Christchurch from 29 February.
Dainik BhaskarFeb 17, 2020, 09:05 AM IST Sports Desk. New Zealand announced a 13-man squad for the two-Test series against India. Fast bowler Trent Boult has returned. He was injured during the Boxing Day Test against Australia in December. He could not play in the third match of that series. After that he was also excluded from T20 and ODI series for India. Bolt's return strengthened New Zealand's fast bowling. He can be joined by Tim Southee and Neil Wegner in the playing eleven.
Kyle Jameson, who played in the ODI series against India, has been included in the Test team for the first time. At the same time, spinner Ejaz Patel was also given place. The first match of the two-Test series between the two teams will be played in Wellington from 21 February and the second Test in Christchurch from 29 February.
Ejaz Patel made his debut against Pakistan
Ejaz Patel had a great performance in the debut series against Pakistan. In the UAE, the New Zealand team won the series 2–1. After this, he was not included in the team for the tour of Sri Lanka. The series was tied 1-1. Ijaz was born in India. Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner, opener Jeet Rawal and fast bowler Matt Henry were not picked in the squad due to injury.
New Zealand team: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhom, Tim Southee, Neil Wegner, Trent Boult, Ejaz Patel, Kayle Jameson, Darrell Mitchell.