Changes aplenty as Northern Districts head to Bay Oval for first home match
Published on 28 Oct 2019
Northern Districts have made seven changes to their squad to face the Central Stags at Bay Oval in round two of the Plunket Shield.
The changes have largely been enforced due to the BLACKCAPS T20 series against England beginning this week, meaning the bulk of the international players who turned out for ND in the first round have now entered BLACKCAPS camp.
ND are still able to call on the services of several internationals, however, with BJ Watling and Neil Wagner using the Plunket Shield as preparation for the Test series against England, beginning on November 21 at the same venue.
Trent Boult is also available for the match with the Central Stags as he is not set to join-up with the national squad until matches four and five of the T20 series.
The players entering the squad will not be coming in short of practice having all turned out for Northern Districts A in a three-day match against Auckland A last week.
The incoming players showed good signs of early season form, particularly Joe Carter, who hit 80 runs and will be looking to fill the void in a batting line-up which has lost two centurions from round one.
Round two of the Plunket Shield begins Wednesday, October 30, 10.30am at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.
NORTHERN DISTRICTS PLUNKET SHIELD SQUAD - ROUND TWO V CENTRAL STAGS
Daniel Flynn (c) Bay of Plenty
James Baker Hamilton
Peter Bocock Hamilton
Trent Boult Bay of Plenty
Dean Brownlie Bay of Plenty
Joe Carter Bay of Plenty
Henry Cooper Northland
Zak Gibson Waikato Valley
Bharat Popli Bay of Plenty
Brett Randell Northland
Neil Wagner Bay of Plenty
Joe Walker Hamilton
BJ Watling Hamilton