New Zealand squad for NatWest Series v England, May-June 2013

Brendon McCullum (captain)
McCullum has impressed with an undeniable flair for captaincy in Tests since succeeding Ross Taylor as New Zealand skipper and his brutal, belligerent hitting makes him arguably an even greater asset to his country in the limited-overs formats. Three half-centuries in the recent one-day international series against England in New Zealand gave the 31-year-old an average of 111 for the rubber at a strike rate of 134.54.

Trent Boult
A skilful left-arm paceman, Boult found English conditions to his liking during the Investec Test series and his ability to produce movement both ways in the air could prove a vital weapon with the white ball. However, his one-day international career has failed to ignite so far, with a return of six wickets in eight matches.

Doug Bracewell
A seam bowling all-rounder, Bracewell made an early impact in Test cricket with match-winning aggregate figures of 9-60 against Australia on only his third five-day outing. The 22-year-old has 47 wickets from 16 Test outings, but has yet to nail down a regular place in the shorter forms.

Grant Elliott
A gritty performer with both bat and ball, Elliott battled his way back into the New Zealand one-day set-up earlier this year for the historic series triumph over South Africa following more than two years in the wilderness. An important 48 helped his team to a series-winning triumph in Kimberley and the all-rounder brought up a half-century against the country of his birth next time out. His seam bowling may not be eye-catching, but has been known to prove effective.

James Franklin
A veteran of 104 one-day internationals, Franklin is more than familiar with English cricket following stints with Essex, Glamorgan and Gloucestershire. He was also playing in the Lancashire League back in 2004 when an injury to Shane Bond saw him called up for a Test debut. Later that summer the left-arm seamer claimed 5-42 as England were rolled for 101 in Durham - figures that remain the 32-year-old's career-best analysis in ODIs.

Martin Guptill
A member of the exclusive club of players to boast international centuries in all three major formats, Guptill has lost his opening role in Tests but remains a cornerstone of New Zealand's limited-overs outfits. He will hope to repeat the success of his previous two summers in England, when he has been a stand-out performer for Derbyshire.

Mitchell McClenaghan
Left-arm paceman McClenaghan burst onto the international scene in January with a debut return of 4-20 as New Zealand dramatically overcame South Africa in Paarl by one wicket. The 26-year-old contested the rest of that series and also collected a four-wicket haul in the first ODI against England in Hamilton before a side strain temporarily halted his progress.

Nathan McCullum
Elder brother to his captain, off-spinning all-rounder McCullum is the kind of "bits and pieces" player typifying a New Zealand side that often produces more than the apparent sum of its parts. A miserly career economy rate of 4.86 underlines his value during the middle overs, although a record of one-half century in 22 innings is one he will be keen to improve.

Kyle Mills
Despite enduring a career dogged by injuries, it is testament to Kyle Mills' battling qualities that this tour could see him bring up his 150th ODI cap. A fiery competitor on the field , the 34-year-old seamer is sure to have another milestone in his sights as he currently stands on 293 wickets for New Zealand across all formats.
 
Colin Munro
Born in Durban, Munro's only international experience to date came in South Africa earlier this year. The hard-hitting left-hander brought up a maiden fifty in the third ODI in Potchefstroom and, although he is yet to turn his arm over with the white ball at the highest level, his useful medium-pace collected 2-40 in 18 economical overs on Test debut.

Luke Ronchi
A tidy wicketkeeper and monstrously clean striker of the ball, Ronchi already has international experience having represented Australia in limited-overs cricket. The highlight of this period of his career came with a 22-ball half-century in an ODI against West Indies in 2008, but the 31-year-old returned to the country of his birth this year in order to gain recognition for the Black Caps; impressive form has done the trick.

Tim Southee
The jewel among an impressive batch of New Zealand seam bowlers. At just 24, Southee is beginning to touch upon the potential he hinted towards when he burst onto the international scene as a teenager. His 10-wicket match return in the first Investec Test at Lord's served warning of man in a rich vein of form, while his lusty hitting should also be an asset in the shorter format.

Ross Taylor
Appears have put a difficult spell behind him after being stripped of the New Zealand captaincy. When on song, Taylor is his country's most fluent and talented batsman, capable of dissecting the best bowlers in the business. His capacity for striking leg-side sixes - often with a change in stance that sees him turn 90 degrees to the left - is almost unrivalled.

Daniel Vettori
A mainstay of New Zealand cricket in recent times, Vettori is poised to taste his first one-day international action in more than two years. A chronic Achilles problem prevented the 34-year-old from participating in the recent Headingley Test. However, he is expected to be fully functional for this rubber. His classical left-arm spin and astute lower-order batting is worthy of admiration.

Kane Williamson
A young man of sound technique and temperament who looks set to be an key player for New Zealand across all formats over the coming decade. Williamson's magnificent 145 not out was the decisive factor in New Zealand's series-clinching win over South Africa in January and marked a genuine arrival at the top level, while his under-rated off-spin lands him firmly in the partnership-breaker bracket.

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