Tickner as a replacement of

Tickner as a replacement of Santner in the tri-series

Tickner as a replacement of Santner in the tri-series

T20 World Cup siren has rung. Cricket fans are waiting for this mega event of cricket. But before that, the tri-nation series is going to start on the soil of New Zealand from Friday (October 7). Where two Asian countries Pakistan and Bangladesh will participate with the hosts.


Meanwhile, New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner will join the team late in that series. He took leave to stay with his wife due to the birth of a child.


Santner will not play in New Zealand’s first match against Pakistan in the tri-nation series due to be on vacation. As a result, the Kiwis will get Ish Sodhi as the only specialist spinner in that match. Part-timer Michael Bracewell can work with him. Besides, right-handed first medium bowler Blair Tickner has been called into the team.


With Tickner’s inclusion, the New Zealand squad for the tri-nation series is now of 16 men.

All but Tickner are members of the upcoming T20 World Cup squad. New Zealand’s pace attack in this team includes Trent Boult, Luke Ferguson, Tim Southee and Adam Milne. Part-timers include Jimmy Neesham and Daryl Mitchell.


Meanwhile, Tickner, who was called up to the team in Santner’s absence, has already played for New Zealand. He has played 3 T20 matches in recent series against Ireland and Netherlands. Where Tickner bagged a total of 7 wickets. Joined this year, also in New Zealand’s central contract.


The tri-nation series is seen as a preparation for New Zealand, Pakistan and Bangladesh before the World Cup. After playing this series, the three teams will fly to Australia to play the World Cup. Bangladesh – Pakistan will meet in the first match of the tri-nation series on October 7. New Zealand will play against Bangladesh on October 9.


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