England in New Zealand 2013 - New Zealand ODI squad

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Brendon McCullum
Appointed captain following Ross Taylor’s controversial departure, McCullum has made a good start, steering New Zealand to their first one-day international series victory in South Africa last time out. A hard-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman, he will come in down the order having previously made his living at the top.

Trent Boult
A left-arm paceman, Boult has made an impression in Test cricket since his debut in 2011 without managing to do likewise in one-day internationals. He swung the ball, sometimes prodigiously, in the Twenty20 encounters and could well earn a place for the ODIs as a result.

Grant Elliott

Grant Elliott
Originally from South Africa, all-rounder Elliott returned following an absence of almost three years in the Kiwis’ victory over South Africa recently. He has a very good one-day international record, making his aforementioned exile somewhat baffling.

Andrew Ellis
An all-rounder who favours neither speciality, Ellis is a solid performer in both facets but has yet to carve out a secure role in the Black Caps’ XI.

James Franklin
A little better than the 'bits-and-pieces cricketer' some claim; on a given day, Franklin could open the bowling, batting or both and rarely lets his side down.

Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill
A stylish opening batsman capable of powerful striking, Guptill has plenty of ability and can score all around the wicket. He is particularly outstanding in limited-overs cricket, but has not yet managed to fulfil his vast potential in the Test arena.

Mitchell McClenaghan
Given his chance on the recent tour of South Africa, left-arm seamer McClenaghan continued his fine start in international cricket when impressing in the Twenty20s. A feisty left-arm seamer, he will likely pose plenty of problems over the course of the series.

Nathan McCullum
The brother of Brendon McCullum, Nathan has long since stepped out of his younger sibling’s shadow and established himself as a model of consistency in limited-overs cricket. While his forte remains off-spinning darts, the 32-year-old is also a useful lower-order batsman capable of clearing the ropes.

Kyle Mills

Kyle Mills
A wily, accurate seamer, Mills rarely goes for runs and his discipline could well ensure England are not able to get off to a flying start. He is a veteran now, having featured in 144 one-day internationals.

Colin Munro
Another who was a new face against the Proteas, South African-born Munro did little in the Twenty20 series and may be more suited to the longer formats.

Ross Taylor
Back in the side after a brief yet much-talked-about absence, Taylor remains New Zealand’s best all-round batsman despite failing to impress in the Twenty20s. While Brendon McCullum is often spoken about in relation to limited-overs cricket, his predecessor as captain is outstanding in all forms of the game and very much a man to be feared from an England perspective.

Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson
A classical batsman, Williamson appears to have an extremely bright future at the highest level and already has plenty of experience at the tender age of 22. He showed his class against South Africa with an outstanding 145 not out.

BJ Watling
An opener who features in Tests and one-day internationals, Watling possesses a decent record yet does not possess the class off Jesse Ryder, who remains out of the fold due to personal problems.

Tim Southee
A swing bowler who is useful down the order, Southee has vast experience despite being just 24 years of age. He has recently recovered from ligament damage to his left thumb and will be hoping to trouble England's batsmen having been called up for the final two games of the series.

Hamish Rutherford
An aggressive opener, Rutherford made his debut for the Black Caps in the Twenty20 international series, striking 69 runs in three encounters.

Tim Southee and Hamish Rutherford came into the squad following the first ODI due to injuries sustained by Mitchell McClenaghan and Martin Guptill. McClenaghan will miss the rest of the series with a side strain, but Guptill could return for the third match.