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Rutherford named in New Zealand Test squad

Tuesday 13th October 2015
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Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire batsman Hamish Rutherford has been named in the New Zealand Test squad for a three-match series in Australia, starting next month.

Rutherford, who will be available for the Club across all forms for the entire 2016 campaign, is in contention to feature in a Test side for the first time since January 2015 following a successful spell with Derbyshire this summer.

The 26-year-old opener scored 273 runs in three LV= County Championship fixtures, including 108 versus Glamorgan at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, at an average of 41.

He also flourished in the shorter formats, hitting 110 versus Gloucestershire in the Royal London One-Day Cup, as well as scoring 209 runs in the NatWest T20 Blast.

New Zealand Test squad to play Australia: Brendon McCullum (capt), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Mark Craig, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Hamish Rutherford, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson

Falcons in New Zealand

Hamish Rutherford was in action for New Zealand ‘A’ last week in their one-day series versus Sri Lanka in Christchurch. The opener hit 43 off 35 balls, including seven fours, and 16 off 18 balls in the first two fixtures as the Black Caps won both matches.

Fellow New Zealand batsman Neil Broom, who has signed a two-year deal with Derbyshire, has also been in form with the bat as he top-scored with 67 in a two-day match for Otago against Canterbury last week.

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