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New Zealand announces squad for World Cup warm-up series against Australia

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opening batsman will lead a 13-man squad against for a three-match warm-up series in next month.

had announced their side last week and nine members from that team will not be there in the warm-up series. will be on county duties with Middlesex while others are in for their League commitments.

"It's an exciting challenge ahead of this group who I know will relish the chance to take on the Australians at home," com.au quoted selector as saying.

"The matches will be a stern test and provide quality preparation for those players bound for England and a great opportunity for the rest of the squad to show their wares," he added.

are yet to announce their team for the warm-up series as well as the side for the tournament.

Three-match warm-up series will be played on May 5, 7 and 9.

New Zealand XI squad: (c), Todd Astle, Hamish Bennett, (wk), Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Hamish Rutherford, Blair Tickner, and

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 09:40 IST
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