30 Dec 2012

Bracewell rested from ODIs in South Africa

6:13 am on 30 December 2012

The New Zealand cricket selectors have the fast bowler Doug Bracewell out of their 15-man squad for the one-day international series in South Africa, citing the need to manage the seamer's workload.

The selectors had retained 11 members from the Twenty20 squad that lost the three-match series against South Africa 2-1, including five uncapped players who featured in the Twenty20 series.

New Zealand Cricket says after Bracewell plays in the test series in South Africa he will return home to freshen up for the home series against England.

The Brendon McCullum-led side will play a three-match ODI series after the completion of the two tests against South Africa in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

Squad: Brendon McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Roneel Hira, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Rob Nicol, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson.