Jamieson, who was withdrawn from the squad initially named for that England series, is due to undergo back surgery for an injury that has kept him out of international cricket since June 2022. The out-of-contract Trent Boult, who’s focusing on playing franchise T20 cricket, continues to remain unselected.
New Zealand Test squad to face Sri Lanka: Tim Southee (capt), Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson, Will Young
Out: Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Kyle Jamieson (withdrawn from previous series)
New Zealand to face UAE in T20Is in August
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) also announced a three-match T20I series against UAE in the UAE for August. The three games will be played on August 17, 19 and 20, as the squad stops over in the UAE on its way to England for limited-overs assignments.
August is peak summer in the UAE, with day-time temperatures often climbing to 45C. NZC said all three games will be played under lights.
“In terms of the global cricket family, it’s important we keep helping each other, and growing the game on an international scale,” NZC chief executive David White said of the decision to play the series. “NZC has a close relationship with the Emirates Cricket Board and our players are very familiar with the environment. I know the Blackcaps will be looking forward to testing themselves against a competitive UAE team.”
The story was updated with the UAE series news.