Seth Rance, left, celebrating a wicket for the Black Caps in a T20 match against Pakistan in Wellington in January last year. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES
Central Stags pace-bowler Seth Rance and Auckland Aces off-spinner Will Somerville have been added to the New Zealand XI squad to play the Australian XI next week.
The addition of the pair, who have attended all training camps at Lincoln, expands the touring squad to 15 for the three one-day matches in Brisbane on May 6, 8 and 10.
Rance, 31, from Greytown, has played five T20s and two one-day internationals for New Zealand. He last played an ODI against Bangladesh at Dublin in 2017 and his last T20 international was in Dubai last November against Pakistan.
Somerville made a starring debut for the Black Caps in their series-clinching third test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi late last year.
New Zealand XI squad to play Australian XI
Tom Latham [captain], Todd Astle, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Seth Rance, Hamish Rutherford, Blair Tickner, George Worker, Will Young, Will Somerville.
– NZ Cricket