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Auckland speedster makes ODI squad

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 25/11/2016 Sean Martin
Colin Munro has returned from injury. © Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Colin Munro has returned from injury.

Auckland fast bowler Lockie Ferguson's ability to hurry batsmen has earned him a call up to the New Zealand cricket squad for the Chappell-Hadlee one-day series against Australia.

Ferguson, 25, who has been clocked above 150km/h, is joined by Todd Astle and Colin de Grandhomme from the Test squad for the one-day team to defend the trophy next month.

Batsman Colin Munro also makes his return from injury.

Ferguson has taken 74 first class wickets at an average of 24 since his debut in the 2012-13 season .

In one season of one-dayers for Auckland he has taken 16 wickets at an average of 28.12, conceding 6.19 runs an over.

"Lockie has been impressive on the domestic scene and bowls at a pace which gives our bowling attack a different option," chief selector Gavin Larsen said.

Not considered due to injury were Ross Taylor, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan, George Worker and Corey Anderson.

Wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi, a long-time squad member, has paid for inconsistency with the bat and has been replaced by Test gloveman BJ Watling.

Also missing out are Ish Sodhi and Doug Bracewell.

The team depart for Australia on Wednesday, following the second Test against Pakistan.

The three-match Chappell-Hadlee series starts in Sydney on December 4.

Chappell-Hadlee squad: Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, BJ Watling.

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