A 15-member strong squad will depart for Pakistan on April 9
Tom Latham will return to international T20I action to lead the Kiwi T20I side against Pakistan.
Latham will captain the squad which feature potential T20 debutants, Chad Bowes and Henry Shipley, along with several players returning to international T20 cricket on the back of strong international and domestic form.
A 15-member strong squad will depart for Pakistan on April 9.
Cole McConchie and Rachin Ravindra have been selected in a T20 squad for the first time since 2021.
Bowes has been selected for the first time in the format fresh off his ODI debut at Eden Park on Saturday.
New Zealand coach Gary Stead said Latham’s return to T20 cricket reflected his ability to adapt his game and his leadership.
“We saw against India earlier this season the power and range of shots that Tom possess. His adaptability also means he can feature in a range of batting positions.
“He led an inexperienced T20 squad to Bangladesh in 2021 and we were really impressed with his leadership of that group during a COVID bubble tour.”
Squad for Pakistan T20Is
Tom Latham (c, wk), Chad Bowes, Mark Chapman, Dane Cleaver, Matt Henry, Ben Lister, Adam Milne, Cole McConchie, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Will Young