Shane Bond In New Zealand A For Chennai Tourney
Shane Bond has been included in the New Zealand A squad which will participate in the Buchi Babu All India Invitation Tournament next month. The team also comprises of Neil Broom, Nathan McCullum and Kyle Mills. This will be a warm up game for four of them before Black Cap's upcoming limited over cricket series against Sri Lanka and India.
The Chennai tournament, hosted by Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, will include 15 other teams from across India.
The sides will play three rounds of two-day games in group play followed by two-day semi-finals and finals in Chennai from Aug 16-29.
The quartet will then join up with the Black Caps for two Twenty20 internationals at the start of September. This will be followed by the one-day series with Sri Lanka and India that will be played from Sep 8 till Sep 14.
The New Zealand A had previously competed in the tournament in India in 2001.The team which also included Bond had reached the final against Bengal XI. The game had ended in a draw.