New Zealand recall Anderson and Neesham for India series

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New Zealand recall Anderson and Neesham for India series

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New Zealand have included all-rounder Corey Anderson for the One-Day series against India that will be played after the Test series. The selectors have announced a full-strength squad for the India tour and recalled batsman Anton Devcich, all-rounder Jimmy Neesham and wicketkeeper BJ Watling.

Corey Anderson last played an international game in March during the ICC World T2O in India. A back injury ruled him out from the tours of Zimbabwe and South Africa subsequently.

“Corey's superb professionalism throughout his rehab process has led to this point, and it's a credit to him and the hard work he's put in," New Zealand selector Gavin Larsen said.

But Larsen ruled out the chances of Corey to bowl in the series.

"We're excited to have Corey back. He provides power through the middle-order and knows the conditions in India well. He's still working on his bowling and we'll continue to monitor that, but for this series, he will be used solely as a specialist batsman."

New Zealand limited over specialists Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Colin Munro and George Worker have been ruled out too from the squad due to injury concerns. Jimmy Neesham who has been included in the Test squad has also made a comeback to the limited overs team after three years.

New Zealand has also included batsman Anton Devcich and wicketkeeper BJ Watling to their ranks to solidify their middle order.

Speaking about the challenges ahead in India, Larsen said, “India conditions are known to be quite harsh, so it's really important that we have cover for all positions. Luke Ronchi and BJ Watling provides us with wicket keeping and middle-order cover, while Anton is another spin option for us and can bat anywhere in the order.”

New Zealand will start their limited overs campaign from 16th October 2016.

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