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Lockie Ferguson to lead Kiwis in ODI series against Bangladesh

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The speed-star Lockie Ferguson will be making his captaincy debut soon. In the forthcoming ODI series against Bangladesh, New-Zealand has announced a second-string team. Kiwis will lock horns with the Bengal tigers from 21st September in Dhaka. Three ODI will be played between New-Zealand and Bangladesh.

Most of the regular members are rested ahead of the ODI World Cup in October in India. Tom Latham, current Captain will also be unavailable for the series. Also, the head coach Gray Stead won’t be avaliable. Batting coach Luke Ronchi will take the reins of the head-coach.

Apart from Latham, Devon Convey,  Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner and Tim Southee are unavailable.  Furthermore, Mark Chapman and James Neesham were’nt considered for selection keeping in mind that they would be present for the birth of their respective children.

The 2019 World Cup runners up will square off against defending champions England in the curtain raiser of the big-ticket event on October 5, at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Kiwis wanted their players to rejuvenate before the marquee event.

Speaking about their ongoing series against England. The Kiwis have produced back-to-back dismal outings making them trail by 2-0. Following the conclusion of the England and Bangladesh series, the Kiwis will head to India for their first warm-up match against Pakistan of the ODI World Cup at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on September 29.

Lockie Ferguson to lead the second string team

New Zealand ODI squad vs Bangladesh:

Lockie Ferguson (c), Finn Allen, Tom Blundell, Trent Boult. Chad Bowes, Dane Cleaver, Dean Foxcroft, Kyle Jamieson, Cole McConchie, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Will Young

New-Zealand vs Bangladesh series commence from 21st September after the conclusion of Asia Cup and England-Kiwi multi-format series.

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