All-rounder Daryl Mitchell is set to return to bolster New Zealand for their Twenty20 World Cup clash with Sri Lanka, fast bowler Tim Southee said Friday, with the Black Caps wary of any slip-ups.
Mitchell was a key performer in the team’s run to the final of last year’s World Cup, where they lost to Australia, but a fractured hand has kept him sidelined this month.
He missed New Zealand’s crushing 89-run win over Australia in their opening game and their washed out match against Afghanistan.
But Southee said he would almost certainly start at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday with Mark Chapman making way.
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