Blackcaps all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme returns to ODI squad

De Grandhomme returns to the squad after missing the limited overs series against the West Indies.
De Grandhomme returns to the squad after missing the limited overs series against the West Indies. Photo credit: Photosport

Blackcaps allrounder Colin de Grandhomme will rejoin the ODI squad ahead of the third match against Pakistan in Dunedin.

De Grandhomme missed the limited overs series against West Indies due to the death of his father in Zimbabwe.

George Worker drops out of what is an otherwise unchanged squad from the first two ODIs against Pakistan.

Blackaps Selector Gavin Larsen said everyone was looking forward to seeing de Grandhomme back in the side. 

“It’s been a difficult time for Colin and I know the group are excited to catch up with him. Everyone has been thinking of him while he’s been away,” said Larsen. 

“Colin has been effective for us with bat and ball and provides another allrounder option. 

“He’ll play for Auckland on Wednesday and, all going well, will join the team in Dunedin on Thursday.”

Blackcaps ODI squad

Kane Williamson (c) (Northern Districts), Todd Astle  (Canterbury), Trent Boult ( Northern Districts) Lockie Ferguson  (Auckland) , Colin de Grandhomme  (Auckland), Martin Guptill  (Auckland ), Matt Henry (Canterbury), Tom Latham  (Canterbury), Colin Munro  (Auckland), Henry Nicholls  (Canterbury), Mitchell Santner  (Northern Districts), Tim Southee  (Northern Districts), Ross Taylor (Central Districts)

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