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Fresh talent added for Black Caps

Published: 9:41AM Wednesday January 30, 2008 Source: ONE Sport

New Zealand Cricket on Wednesday announced the Black Caps squads for the Twenty20 series and first three one-dayers against England.

Selection manager Sir Richard Hadlee has picked a young side with a lot of potential talent.

"We have included Jesse Ryder and Tim Southee in a Black Caps squad for the first time and recalled Paul Hitchcock," Hadlee said.

"Jesse has the potential to provide an explosive start alongside Brendon McCullum at the top of the innings in both forms of the game.

"Tim will join the squad for the Twenty20 leg only. He is an impressive young bowler and the Twenty20 internationals present an ideal opportunity for him to step into the senior fold.

"He will then rejoin the New Zealand Under-19 World Cup squad for the World Cup.

"Paul Hitchcock is an experienced bowler whose style is well suited to New Zealand conditions and venues. He also gives greater depth to the batting order and a versatile range of bowling skills.

"Michael Mason replaces Tim Southee for the ODI series, with Jeetan Patel bringing the squad to 13."

The Black Caps play England in two Twenty20 internationals at Eden Park on February 5 and in Christchurch on February 7.

Twenty20 squad:

Daniel Vettori (capt), Brendon McCullum, Jesse Ryder, Jamie How, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Jacob Oram, Peter Fulton, Kyle Mills, Paul Hitchcock, Chris Martin, Tim Southee.

ODI squad:

Daniel Vettori (capt), Brendon McCullum, Jesse Ryder, Jamie How, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Peter Fulton, Jacob Oram, Kyle Mills, Paul Hitchcock, Chris Martin, Michael Mason, Jeetan Patel.

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