Santner to lead BLACKCAPS in white-ball series

Santner to lead BLACKCAPS in white-ball series21 Jun 2022

Northern Brave all-rounder Mitchell Santner will captain the BLACKCAPS in their upcoming white-ball matches against Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands.

Santner will take over from Tom Latham who will lead the side in their first ODI against Ireland starting in Dublin on July 10, before he returns home to New Zealand along with several other players.

The BLACKCAPS will play a three-game T20 series against Ireland in Belfast, two T20s and an ODI against Scotland in Edinburgh, as well as two T20s against the Netherlands in Amsterdam on August 4 and 5.

In line with NZC’s commitment to player and staff wellbeing, ND players Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, and Tim Southee along with Devon Conway will return to New Zealand following the England Test series, with the white-ball tour to West Indies in August their next likely assignment ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia in October.

Northern Districts pair Graeme Aldridge (bowling) and Dean Brownlie (batting) will also join the BLACKCAPS coaching staff for the Scotland, Netherlands and West Indies series.

Shane Jurgensen will head up the coaching team for the Ireland leg of the tour with support from Luke Ronchi and former England international Luke Wright, allowing regular head coach Gary Stead a short break. Jurgensen and Ronchi will depart for home post Ireland, with Stead and Wright returning as head coach and fourth coach respectively.

The first group of BLACKCAPS assembling from New Zealand depart for Ireland on Sunday July 3.

The squad for the tour of the West Indies will be announced in mid-July.

Full BLACKCAPS Schedule

BLACKCAPS ODI squad for Ireland

Tom Latham * (c) (wk), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Dane Cleaver (wk), Jacob Duffy*, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry*, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls*, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Will Young*

*(Departing post Ireland ODIs)

BLACKCAPS squad for Ireland, Scotland & Netherlands

Mitchell Santner (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman*, Dane Cleaver (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell*, Jimmy Neesham*, Glenn Phillips, Michael Rippon*, Ben Sears*, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner

*(Joining post Ireland ODIs)