Karachi: New Zealand announced their T20Is squad for series against Bangladesh, Pakistan, India as well as for the T20 World Cup in UAE.
There was a surprise omission of hard-hitting opener Colin Munro. The 34-year-old Munro took to Instagram and stated that he was gutted to miss out on a place in the Kiwi side. He also added he might have well played his last match for the Black Caps.
“Extremely gutted to miss out on this, was definitely a goal of mine that I wanted to tick off. Looks like I may have played my last game for Black Caps, not by choice,” wrote Munro.
Meanwhile, Head Coach Gary Stead stated that Colin Munro was only available for the T20 World Cup and not for the tours before that. Stead added that Munro is an extremely fine player.
“Colin was still available but for the World Cup only, and wasn’t available for any other tours at all. We talked through that decision, and in the end we’ve had a lot of success with guys in our T20 squad the last six months. We know Colin’s been a fine player and still is a fine player,” said Stead as quoted by stuff.com.