Champions Trophy runners-up New Zealand will be clashing with Pakistan in a 3-ODI and 2-T20I Series against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi and Dubai next month. Led by Daniel Vettori, the New Zealand team will be without two of its good performers in all-rounders Jesse Ryder and Grant Elliott due to injuries. However, they have recalled veteran all-rounder Scott Styris in their squad.
Another player who is out of the New Zealand Team due to injury is medium pacer Daryl Tuffey with a broken right hand. The Kiwis have picked a fresh face in 24-year-old Bradley-John Watling, who is a wicket keeper from Northern Districts. The Kiwis are without a Coach for this UAE tour with Andy Moles resigning from the job few days back.
New Zealand Squad : Daniel Vettori (Captain), Shane Bond, Neil Broom, Ian Butler, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (Wicket Keeper), Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Aaron Redmond, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor, Bradley-John Watling (Wicket Keeper)