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Cricket news - For balance, Nicholls could be back-up keeper at World Cup

"It's a possibility; Henry has had a little bit of keeping in the past," New Zealand coach Gary Stead.

New Zealand continue to fine tune their squad for the World Cup with a five-match series against India before the last round three ODIs against Bangladesh next month. While head coach Gary Stead says there are still areas to address, on the whole, he is satisfied with the balance of your team.

"There are a number of guys, to hold your hand, and that is a big problem to have," he said on Thursday (17. January). "I would say that the position of the team and the players we have, is the healthiest it has been for a long time, and this is a Testament to the work the boys.

"Always, when you play for new Zealand, it is a great opportunity to go outside and cement your name for a long time. We want our guys to make it as hard as you can for the selectors when it comes to world Cup time, although that is a while on the track."

New Zealand is tempted by the possibility of picking three spinning options, but this means that you must give up in order to increase the picking a specialist back-up " keeper, Henry Nicholls, if there must be a lot for a third spinner or all - rounder is opened, the depth of their squad. The coach is also happy with the prospect of picking two legspinners in Ish Sodhi and Todd Astle - , missed the first team to face India with a knee injury, but is expected in the second half - to the side of Mitchell Santner, straight from an injury The Trainer welcomed his return, even if you add that you have to be careful about his return, with the world Cup in view.

"It's great that we have Mitch back, he is a world-class performer and we are really excited to have him back in the fold," place said. "We have seen how he goes, think it is unlikely he plays in every game [against India] and we just want to be a bit careful, his comeback has been after the injury.

"The spin-bowling stocks is a position that we are lucky in new Zealand. In Astle, Sodhi and Santner, we are three guys who have performed well. Personally, I've always been a fan of legspinners, because I think you can even spin the ball in both directions and provide a real point. There is a possibility that [three spinners] could happen."

While the spin bowling options, which are available in abundance, new Zealand, at least four all-rounders in the battle for the world Cup. Although Jimmy Neesham picked up a hamstring injury against Sri Lanka, he is not expected to be out of action for too long. To play Corey Anderson could have a against Bangladesh a chance to claim a share at one point for the global event, fight alongside Colin de Grand Homme, Neesham, Doug Bracewell and Santner.

"Guys, who can have three to five overs and help the balance, it is a clear advantage, and if he do not, then he is against the hit man and needs to prove that he is better than you. The all-rounder of the items is enormously popular, we have probably four people that are real contenders for two or three places."

After he rested for the series against Sri Lanka, Tom Latham returns for the India series, which is also new Zealand's No. 1 wicketkeeper for the world Cup. Tim Siefert, was a against Sri Lanka, but if new Zealand maximum leverage want to have selected the squad, you may need to stand in Nicholls, as a back-up 'keeper to boost their bowling stocks. "It's a possibility, Henry had a bit of to keep, in the past, and that a selection of the question when we sit down to complete the squad of 15 and working out of the balance we need. We will find out if we go this way, or a real person that holds all the time as a compensation.

"We have some information that we wanted [Seifert], which was really good, we certainly have no question marks on his skills with the bat to change a game quickly. We have him go over some things away to, and work with the gloves in the sense of being a little tidier in General, but he is certainly on the up, as he goes with his attitude.

"We had Luke Ronchi in the camp, and he has a lot of work with Tim and gave him some preparatory work. A lot of it will come down to Tim some work away from the game."

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