Doug Bracewell has been left out of the New Zealand
one-day squad for next month's one-day series against South
Africa with the selectors believing the bustling seamer needs
to manage his workload.
Bracewell was also rested for the limited overs components of
the Sri Lankan tour and played domestic cricket instead but
is expected to shoulder a heavy workload in the two-test
series against South Africa, which gets under way in Cape
Town on January 2.
"The decision to leave Doug Bracewell out of the ODI squad is
in-line with our policy to sensibly manage player workloads,"
coach Mike Hesson said. "He has a big role to play in the
test series against South Africa and will benefit from the
opportunity to freshen up ahead of the home series against
New Zealand will play three one-dayers against the Proteas,
starting on January 19 in Paarl, where they begin a three-day
match against a South African XI tonight.
The 15-man squad includes 11 players who featured in the
recent Twenty20 series won 2-1 by South Africa along with BJ
Watling, Adam Milne, Kane Williamson and Kyle Mills.
But there is still no Jesse Ryder, who has made himself
unavailable indefinitely, and Ross Taylor is also missing
after opting out of the South African tour after being
deposed as captain. There had been hopes Taylor might be
convinced to play in the one-dayers but he's expected to
return to play for Central Districts in the New Year instead.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi, who played a handful of
limited-overs matches for Australia in 2008 and who has been
in good form for Wellington with the bat, has been overlooked
despite the fact he will have qualified to play for the
country of his birth.
Auckland left-armer Mitchell McClenaghan continues his rapid
rise to international cricket after his impressive
performances in the Twenty20 series which also earned him a
call-up to the test squad. Corey Anderson, Jimmy Neesham,
Ronnie Hira and Colin Munro are also in line to make their
one-day international debuts.
"Uncapped players Corey Anderson, Ronnie Hira, Mitchell
McClenaghan, Colin Munro and Jimmy Neesham get their chance
after excelling in domestic cricket and showing plenty of
promise during the recent T20 series," Hesson said.
"They have all had valuable experiences playing against
strong opposition and are maturing all the time as
"We are confident these young players, in combination with
our established senior players, will be highly competitive
against South Africa."
Tim Southee, who is out for six weeks with a thumb injury,
and Andrew Ellis weren't considered due to injury.
"We believe we've selected a strong squad with a good blend
of experienced performers and some very talented younger
players who can play high quality limited overs cricket,"
national selection manager, Kim Littlejohn said.
"We're keen to show consistency in selection for our
short-form side and retain the nucleus of the squad who
competed in the T20 series along with four players from the
last ODI series against Sri Lanka.
"There is healthy competition for places in our starting
line-up at present and we are working on developing a larger
group of players who can compete at international level."
New Zealand squad named for next month's one-day series
against South Africa in South Africa: Brendon McCullum (Otago
- c), Corey Anderson (Northern Districts), Trent Boult
(Northern Districts), James Franklin (Wellington) Martin
Guptill (Auckland), Roneel Hira (Canterbury), Mitchell
McClenaghan (Auckland), Nathan McCullum (Otago), Kyle Mills
(Auckland), Adam Milne (Central Districts), Colin Munro
(Auckland), Jimmy Neesham (Otago), Rob Nicol (Canterbury), BJ
Watling (Northern Districts), Kane Williamson (Northern