Wellington - Left-arm seamer Trent Boult will be rested for the final ODI
and the first T20I against Pakistan with Ben Wheeler coming into the New
Wheeler, who like Boult is also left-arm seamer, has played
in six ODIs and four T20Is but his last international appearance was almost a
Another seamer, Seth Rance has also been added to the squad
as cover as Kiwis continue to rotate their senior players with Tim Southee
being given the second of three T20Is off.
Selector Gavin Larsen said: "Ben's ability to swing the
ball makes him a threatening bowler and his batting power and athleticism in
the field compliments that nicely,"
"It will be nice to see more of Ben and Seth while we
manage the workloads of Tim and Trent."
Batsman Ross Taylor will only be available for the first
T20I while Tom Bruce has been retained despite only making 28 runs in three
T20Is against the West Indies earlier this year.
The final ODI of the five-match series, that the Kiwis have
already won, will be played in Wellington on Friday while the T20I series
starts at the same venue on Monday.
New Zealand T20I squad v Pakistan: Kane Williamson (captain),
Trent Boult (2nd & 3rd T20I only), Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie
Ferguson (2nd & 3rd T20I only), Martin Guptill, Anaru Kitchen, Colin Munro,
Glenn Phillips, Seth Rance, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (1st &
3rd T20I only), Ross Taylor (1st T20I only), Ben Wheeler