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Anderson recalled to Black Caps ODI squad

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 19/09/2016

Corey Anderson © Ross Setford/AP Photo Corey Anderson Kiwi batsman Corey Anderson will don the black cap for the first time in eight months when his side takes on India in their October one-day series.

Anderson, 25, has been hindered by a back injury since February but returned to the fold with an appearance for a New Zealand XI in Lincoln last week.

"He provides power through the middle-order and knows the conditions in India well," selector Gavin Larsen said.

"He's still working on his bowling and we'll continue to monitor that, but for this series he will be used solely as a specialist batsman."

Fellow Black Caps Anton Devcich, James Neesham and wicketkeeper BJ Watling will also make their ODI returns in the series.

Batsman Henry Nicholls has been omitted from the side, while Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Colin Munro and George Worker are injured.

"India conditions are known to be quite harsh, so it's really important that we have cover for all positions," Larsen said.

The five-match series begins on October 16 in Dharamsala.

BLACK CAPS ODI: Kane Williamson (c), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling.

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