Blackcaps name injured Colin Munro in Twenty20 squad for Tri-Series

The Batsmen injured his hamstring against Pakistan in Auckland.
The Batsmen injured his hamstring against Pakistan in Auckland. Photo credit: Photosport

Colin Munro has been named in the Blackcaps Twenty20 squad to take on Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on February 3.

Having missed the series decider against Pakistan on Sunday with a hamstring injury, the 30-year-old slugger is likely to be available for the opening match of the T20 Tri-series.

Selector Gavin Larsen said having Munro back was key.

"Colin has been assessed and we're optimistic he will be fine ahead of Saturday," said Larsen.

"We've seen how big an impact Colin has in white-ball cricket, so we're looking forward to having him back.

"Historically we've seen that the SCG can spin a little bit, so it's important that we have options in that area. Mitchell [Santer] and Ish [Sodhi] are our key guys, but having the likes of Anaru and Kane to do a job if need be is important as well."

The squad for the remainder of the series will be announced ahead of their match against England in Wellington on February 13.

Blackcaps Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Anaru Kitchen, Colin Munro, Seth Rance, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Ben Wheeler.

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