Pakistan tour of New zealand 2016 for 3 Match T20 series schedule to begin from 15th january for that kiwi all rounder todd astle included in the squad. The leg Spinner Todd Astle who replace ish sodhi in the 13 Match squad for World T20 warm series against Pakistan. Astle who has recently make a debut from new zealand national side in limited over cricket of ODI and now its a great chance for him to included in the playing xi against pakistan T20 series 2016.
Upcoming T20 world cup 2016 which is played in India so New zealand try to make their Spinning department strong. for that Kiwis Management and their coach Mike Hesson take this step to included new spinner and see how they perform.
He said, “With the spin-friendly conditions we’re likely to play in during the ICC World Twenty20 in India, it’s important we have all of our bases covered and Todd is certainly an option for us. Astle will get an opportunity to play at some point against Pakistan, in what will be a tough series.”
For the First Twenty20 Match against Pakistan on 15th January New zealand also included middle order batsman Latham in the side in place of Ross taylor.
NZ T20 squad
Kane Williamson (Captain), Todd Astle, Corey Anderson, Grant Elliott, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tom Latham (first game only), Colin Munro, Adam Milne, Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi and Ross Taylor.
Both Team are strong enough to beat each other in the Cricket so Its will surely a interesting contest with bat and ball in the First Twenty20 match. Recently New zealand team are won the T20 series by 2-0 so they desperate to beat the Pakistan side and made good performance just ahead of the ICC world T20 2016. First Twenty20 Match between Pakistan vs New zeaaldn series 2016 is schedule to kick off on 15th january at Eden Park, Auckland.