Qatar Tribune – Mount MaunganuicTypeface:> Hours after India took an unbeateable 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI rubber, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Monday recalled all-rounder James Neesham and leg-spinner Todd Astle while dropping Doug Bracewell and Ish Sodhi for the final two matches.

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  • Mount MaunganuicTypeface:> Hours after India took an unbeateable 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI rubber, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Monday recalled all-rounder James Neesham and leg-spinner Todd Astle while dropping Doug Bracewell and Ish Sodhi for the final two matches.
  • Neesham recently made a comeback to the ODI side against Sri Lanka after almost two years where he dished out some powerful performances before missing the solitary T20 International with a hamstring injury.
  • Astle was picked for the ODIs against Pakistan in November but was ruled out before the first match with a knee injury.
  • Commenting on the selection, New Zealand selector Gavin Larsen said: “Doug and Ish have been two of the brighter spots of the ODI series so far and we’ve been encouraged by their performances against a quality Indian side.
  • The final two ODIs against India will be played in Hamilton and Wellington on January 31 and February 3, respectively.

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