Ben Sears has been named to the New Zealand ODI squad instead of Kyle Jamieson.

Ben Sears has been named to the New Zealand ODI squad instead of Kyle Jamieson.

Ben Sears, an uncapped fast bowler, has been called into the ODI squad of New Zealand for the three-match series against Bangladesh in place of Kyle Jamieson, who is sidelined with a strained left hamstring. Ben Sears has been named to the New Zealand ODI squad instead of Kyle Jamieson.

Tuesday, following the conclusion of the two-Test series in Bangladesh, Jamieson returned to New Zealand before proceeding to Dunedin to join the ODI squad. In both Tests contested in Bangladesh, he scored 52 runs in three innings and took two wickets in 34 overs.

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“We are approaching Kyle with caution,” said Gary Stead, the head coach of New Zealand. “We prefer not to push or rush him back, especially at the beginning of our home summer.” Ben has been called in for this first match to avoid taking unnecessary risks, even though he could play if required. “Ben is well-acquainted with the team environment, and his return to full fitness for the Wellington Firebirds has been a welcome sight.”

Sears, 25 years old and has appeared in six Twenty20 Internationals and the ODI squad that faced Australia in the Chappell-Hadlee Series last year, has yet to make his ODI debut. In 29 List A matches, he has taken 36 wickets at an economy rate of 5.62 and an average of 33.77.

Bangladesh and New Zealand will meet in their inaugural ODI on December 17 in Dunedin. Nelson will host the second ODI on December 20, and Napier will host the third on December 23.

Will O’Rourke, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi (game 1), Finn Allen, Tom Blundell, Mark Chapman, Josh Clarkson, Jacob Duffy, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Will O’Rourke, Adi Ashok (games 2 & 3), Adi Ashok (games 2 & 3), Tom Latham (captain), Adi Ashok (games 2 & 3),

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