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Jamie How surprise inclusion
The 15-man squad has brought some surprises.
Daniel Vettori (Captain)
Hamish Bennett, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Jamie How, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson, Luke Woodcock
The inclusion of Jamie How as the back-up wicket keeper to Brendon McCullum has surprised most, if not all New Zealanders, as no one has heard How being associated with wicket keeping. Peter McGlashan would have been a better option.
Jacob Oram was also a surprise inclusion, as he has only played a few games in the past few months and he is in bad form with the bat.
Even though How and Oram both have experience, they haven't been impressive amongst the national side in the past couple of years.
Luke Woodcock is the third spinner behind Vettori and N. McCullum. He made his debut during the series against Pakistan, and has only played two ODIs. I thought Jeetan Petal might have been a better choice as the third spinner as he has experience, even though he hasn't been in too good of form as of late.