Yovich replaces Mills in development squad

BLACKCAPS seamer Kyle Mills has dropped out of the World Cup development tour of Australia beginning next month.

Mills is to have surgery to correct an ankle injury, and has dropped out of the squad captained by Craig McMillan.

State Northern Knights all rounder Joseph Yovich replaces Mills. Northland-born Yovich took 22 First-Class wickets at 36.59 this season and also recorded his best batting, making 144 against State Central Stags.

He also took 12 wickets in limited-overs competition, at 28.58.

Revised New Zealand World Cup development squads

Team One: Peter Fulton (State Canterbury Wizards; captain), James Marshall (State Northern Knights; vice-captain, Graham Aldridge (State Northern Knights), Brendan Diamanti (State Central Stags), Mark Gillespie (State Wellington Firebirds), Jamie How (State Central Stags), Michael Mason (State Central Stags), Nathan McCullum (State Otago Volts), Peter McGlashan (State Northern Knights), Warren McSkimming (State Otago Volts), Jesse Ryder (State Wellington Firebirds), Ross Taylor (State Central Stags), Lou Vincent (State Auckland Aces)
Staff: Richard Hadlee (manager); Bob Carter (coach); Ashley Ross and Mike Hesson (assistant coaches and video analysis)

Team Two: Craig McMillan (State Canterbury Wizards; captain), Matthew Bell (State Wellington Firebirds; vice-captain), Hamish Bennett(State Canterbury Wizards), Gareth Hopkins(State Otago Volts), Bruce Martin (State Northern Knights), Chris Martin (State Auckland Aces), Rob Nicol (State Auckland Aces), Mark Orchard (State Northern Knights), Michael Papps(State Canterbury Wizards), Jeetan Patel (State Wellington Firebirds), Mathew Sinclair(State Central Stags), Richard Sherlock(State Canterbury Wizards), Joseph Yovich (State Northern Knights)

Staff: Dayle Hadlee (manager), Mark O’Donnell (coach), Vaughn Johnson (assistant coach)

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