Michael Bracewell and Dane Cleaver win first New Zealand call-ups for limited series against Netherlands, Sports News

Unselected players Michael Bracewell and Dane Cleaver have been included in New Zealand’s squad for the white ball matches against the Netherlands, the team announced on Wednesday.

The versatile Bracewell, the nephew of former internationals John and Brendon, joins his cousin Doug, an established New Zealand rhythm bowler, in the squad after a stellar season for Wellington.

Cleaver, the Central Stags wicketkeeper, has been chosen for the one-off T20 international at Napier’s McLean Park next week.

The three-game ODI series begins in Hamilton on April 2.

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Tom Latham will lead the T20 and ODI squads, with regular skipper Kane Williamson and a host of first-choice squad members unavailable due to Indian Premier League commitments.

The ODI series will also dub veteran drummer Ross Taylor’s international swan song.

Team: Tom Latham (captain), Doug Bracewell, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Dane Cleaver, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Henry Nicholls, Ben Sears, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner , will be young