The New Zealand cricket board is on their way to announce a squad for the upcoming series against Australia and it will be comprised of almost inexperienced players who will be barely recognizable. The series will start from January 30 and it will involve 3 ODI’s and a single T20I match. After that, the schedule for South Africa’s tour will take place from February 17. Gary Stead who is the coach of New Zealand has shared his opinion.

“I don’t think any Test players will be featured (in the Australia series. Just because of the crossover and isolation at the moment, we’d only have two or three days in between South Africa (Test) series. It’s extremely probable that you’ll see a side similar to how we chose for Bangladesh before to the T20 World Cup when none of our T20 World Cup players travelled there; it’ll be similar, but with a Test bent this time,” Stead said.

Stead has kept high expectations from the Australia series despite not sending experienced players. It can be understood that this move might have come up so as to give a chance to the players with huge potential and to ensure everyone gets enough field time.