Tom Latham named captain for Bangladesh Tests, Ajaz Patel left out

Tom Latham will be leading New Zealand in a full Test series for the first time

Tom Latham will be leading New Zealand in a full Test series for the first time

Tom Latham has been named New Zealand commander for the two-match Test series against Bangladesh, beginning at Bay Oval on New Year’s Day, with customary captain Kane Williamson precluded because of his elbow injury.

Latham filled in for Williamson in the second Test against India, in Mumbai, yet this will be whenever he first will lead the side for a whole series.

“It’s incredible to be back home and at settings we know well, and where we’ve had achievement as of late” said lead trainer Gary Stead. “It’s clearly frustrating not to have Kane accessible for this series in any case, as we noted in India, he is going through a supported time of rest followed by recovery, fortifying and steady batting stacking.

“We fully believe in Tom driving the side – he’s worked effectively in the past when called upon.

Having dazzled on his Test debut in England, Devon Conway gets back to the crew subsequent to putting in half a month uninvolved because of a hand injury in the T20 World Cup semi-last against England in November.

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On the bowling front, pacers Trent Boult and Matt Henry return for the home series subsequent to being refreshed for the two-game elastic in India. In any case, there’s no spot in the 13-man crew for the achievement man from that outing – expert spinner Ajaz Patel, even as allrounders Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell have clutched their twist and crease every rounder spot, separately.

“You really do feel for Ajaz later his record-breaking show in India,” Stead said. “Be that as it may, we’ve generally applied a ponies for-courses determination strategy and accept the players chose best fit the manner in which we need to take on Bangladesh here at home.

“We feel having both Rachin and Daryl in the crew gives us a decent equilibrium and the capacity to pick a side most ideal to the conditions we anticipate.”

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The Test series starts off in on January 1 at the Bay Oval, while the subsequent match will be played at the Hagley Oval from January 9.

Squad: Tom Latham (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, Will Young

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