De Grandhomme replaces Solia in NZ A squad


A left hamstring injury has seen Sean Solia be replaced by Colin de Grandhomme in the New Zealand A side touring India. 

Solia suffered the injury whilst training, and though not considered serious, has ruled him out of action for two weeks and all five scheduled One Day games against India A.

New Zealand A Manager and Black Caps Selector, Gavin Larsen, said it’s unfortunate timing for Solia.

“We’re really disappointed for Sean that he won’t get the opportunity on this occasion to test himself at a higher level,” said Larsen.

“Sean is an exciting player and we were were looking forward to seeing him get the chance to step up. To be ruled out just before the start of the series is very unlucky.”

De Grandhomme, who has already been named in the initial Black Caps ODI squad to face India later this month, will join the New Zealand A side in Visakhapatnam and is likely to be available for the final two One Day matches.

Glenn Phillips has also joined New Zealand A, having replaced Jeet Raval following the two First Class matches.

New Zealand A squad for One Day games

Henry Nicholls (c) – Canterbury
Todd Astle – Canterbury
Tom Blundell (Wkt) – Wellington
Tom Bruce – Central Districts
Colin de Grandhomme – Auckland
Lockie Ferguson – Auckland
Matt Henry – Canterbury
Scott Kuggeleijn – Northern Districts
Colin Munro – Auckland
Glenn Phillips (Wkt) – Auckland
Seth Rance – Central Districts
Tim Seifert (Wkt) – Northern Districts
Ish Sodhi – Northern Districts
George Worker – Central Districts
Will Young – Central Districts