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New Zealand have named ODI squads for the tours of Pakistan and India with two different captains named to lead the team in two different series.

Kane Williamson will lead the New Zealand team for the ODIs in Pakistan, while Tom Latham will take charge of the India series after being rested earlier.

Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi and middle-order batsman Henry Nicholls have been recalled to the ODI squad named for the two tours, with all-rounder Henry Shipley getting the first call-up.

Former Black Caps Luke Ronchi will be the head coach for the three-match ODI series against India in January, with Gary Stead and Shane Jurgensen returning after the Pakistan series.

Shipley, the 26-year-old all-rounder is a tall, right-arm fast medium-order batsman and has been in impressive form in domestic cricket.

“Henry is an exciting talent who we have had our eye on for a long time,” New Zealand coach Gavin Larsen said.

“He has taken his game to another level over the past 12 months and we are delighted to see his progress, given how valuable all-rounders are in any cricket team.”

“It is encouraging to see players putting their hands up in our domestic competitions and their performances being rewarded with selection in the national team.”

The two series in the subcontinent will be crucial for New Zealand as they prepare for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India next year.

“This is a great opportunity to field two quality whites in subcontinental conditions,” Larsen said.

“It will be tough cricket against world-class opposition which should prove a real test of a player’s skill and temperament.

“With the One Day World Cup in India less than a year away, it’s the perfect time to play these teams at home as we look to fine-tune our game plans and understand the different situations and conditions we may face.”

New Zealand ODI Teams: For the series against Pakistan and India

Kane Williamson (c) (Pakistan ODIs only), Tom Latham (captain – India ODIs) Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman (India ODIs only), Devon Conway, Jacob Duffy (India ODI only), Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Ish Soddy, Tim Southee (Pakistan ODIs only).

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