New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner has been retained for the two-match test series against Sri Lanka following an impressive performance in the third and final test against Australia.
The 23-year-old, who replaced seamer Matt Henry in the day-night test at Adelaide Oval, claimed two wickets and has scored 76 runs.
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“The level of composure Mitchell showed on debut was very impressive and he certainly displayed how exciting a player he is with both the bat and ball,” New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said in a statement on Tuesday.
“His ability to bat in the top six and bowl good overs gives us options and assists the team balance. We’re looking forward to watching Mitchell’s continued development.”
The first test between two teams will be played in Dunedin from December 10, with the second in Hamilton on December 18.
NZ Squad: Brendon McCullum (capt), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Mark Craig, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson