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POST TIME: 23 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Southee to lead NZ in T20Is
ICC Cricket, Wellington

Southee to lead NZ in T20Is

Kane Williamson and Trent Boult are out of New Zealand's 14-member squad for the three-match Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka, which starts on 1 September.

New Zealand's regular skipper Williamson and paceman Boult will return home for pre-planned rest after the conclusion of the two-match Test series, which hosts Sri Lanka are leading 1-0.

The squad will be led by fast bowler Tim Southee, and features three specialist spinners in Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner and Todd Astle.

New Zealand selector Gavin Larsen said that after an impressive ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign, the team would now shift focus to the next ICC tournament, the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020, prior to which the Blackcaps are scheduled to play nine T20I series.