New Zealand Cricket has named former Dutch all-rounder Michael Rippon in their 15-man Twenty20 international squad for the tour of Europe in July and August. Cape Town native Rippon, 30, moved to New Zealand from South Africa in 2013 and played 31 times for the Netherlands, including a 3-match one-day international series against the Black Caps in March.
As per the International Cricket Council, eligibility rules allow players to represent an associate nation while remaining available to play for a full member. However, they cannot return to play for the associate nation for 3 years after being listed as a full member.
Tom Latham will be the skipper of New Zealand’s ODI team for a three-match series against Ireland from July 10-15 before Mitchell Santner takes over the captaincy. New Zealand will play three T20s against Ireland in Belfast, two T20s and an ODI against Scotland in Edinburgh, as well as two T20s against the Netherlands in Amsterdam on 4th and 5th August 2022.