Phillips and Astle make their ODI debut among six players

Vastavam web: Glenn Phillips and Todd Astle are in line to make their ODI debut after being among the six playersadded to the New Zealand squad for the three-match series against India, beginning here on October 22.Star batsman Kane Williamson will captain the Black Caps on the India tour comprising three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals.
New Zealand had earlier picked only nine members for the ODIs and had to pick the remaining six after assessing the performance of the players taking part in the A tour.Phillips meanwhile has shown decent form in the ongoing series against India A and scored an unbeaten 140 in the second unofficial ODI on October 10.Following the conclusion of ODIs, senior batsman Ross Taylor and George Worker will head back home.”Todd has been one of the best white-ball players in domestic cricket the last few seasons and he s backed that up with a strong showing for New Zealand A. Todd brings all round skill to the squad, quality leg spin, is athletic in the field as well as being able to contribute with the bat,” said Larsen.”It s widely accepted that India in their own backyard is the toughest challenge in cricket, so we ll have to be at our best,” Larsen added.