6 Feb 2012

Nethula confirmed in Black Caps side

12:50 pm on 6 February 2012

The Central Districts spinner Tarun Nethula will make his international debut after being confirmed in the Black Caps' side to take on Zimbabwe in today's second ODI in Whangarei.

Coach John Wright says they'll definitely play a spinner so Nethula will get a start.

Wright says Michael Bates and Nathan McCullum will miss out on the XII, while they'll retain the same top six batsmen with Andrew Ellis batting at seven.

New Zealand won the first of three ODI matches by 90 runs in Dunedin on Friday.