Glenn Turner (convenor),
Richard Pickard and Mike
Unavailable : Darrin Murray (taking a
job in Holland).
Tour Party Announced : 18
Withdrawal : Dipak Patel withdrew with an achilles
tendon injury on 20 September and was replaced by Mark Haslam.Simon Doull withdrew from the team which
would play the preparatory matches in northern Australia. He was allowed to
remain in England to
finish his commitments to a Yorkshire league
team, and Geoff Allott took his place.
Not selected :
between selection and departure from New Zealand
August to 11 September)
The New Zealand
team for India, plus
Allott, Astle and McMillan, flew out to Australia
on 11 September and spent two weeks in Darwin
playing six limited overs matches becoming acclimatised to hotter weather. On
26 September they returned to New
Zealand for a few days.
The touring party to India
and coach Glenn Turner left Auckland on 1
October and arrived in Bombay
on 2 October after an exhausting 30-hour journey. After three days of nets at
Brabourne Stadium, they left for Rajkot
on 6 October.
spent in India
(2 October - 30 November)
Lee Germon (captain)and Glenn
Turner (coach) only.
Gavin Larsen and Nathan Astle joined the team for the ODIs at the
expense of Aaron Gale and Matthew Hart.