Current and former captains Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor will miss New Zealand's limited-overs series in Sri Lanka next month to prepare for home tests matches. McCullum and Taylor will return home at the end of New Zealand's tour to Bangladesh to concentrate on their preparation for a packed domestic summer. Selection manager Bruce Edgar said "Ross and Brendon need red ball preparation to be at their best for the summer. Both players are vital to our success and fine tuning their red ball skills before the West Indies series starting in early December is paramount."
Former Australian wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi and bowler Ian Butler will join the New Zealand team which will be led by Kane Williamson. New Zealand will play three ODIs and two Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka.