Hamilton: Jesse Ryder has returned to New Zealand's squad for the one-day series against South Africa but the allrounder Jacob Oram has been ruled out due to a calf injury. Ryder has also been added to the group for the final Twenty20, to be played in Auckland on Wednesday, having not played for New Zealand since the tour of Australia in December due to a calf problem.
The allrounder James Franklin and the fast bowler Andy McKay have been named in the squad for the three-match ODI series, which begins in Wellington on Saturday. There was no room for Tom Latham, who made his debut against Zimbabwe last month, while the other change from the side that played Zimbabwe was the omission of Dean Brownlie due to his fractured finger.
"The squad has a talented mix of experienced internationals and proven performers from domestic cricket," the national selection manager Kim Littlejohn said. "We decided to leave Tom out of the side. We are a pleased with his first stint at international level but in terms of his overall development felt it was best for him to return to domestic cricket. He remains in our thinking for the future.