Blundell included in New Zealand ODI squad
Tom Blundell could make his one-day international debut against Australia after being named in New Zealand's squad.
Blundell, 26, was included in a 14-man squad for the opening two matches of the three-game series starting January 30.
With Luke Ronchi out injured, Blundell - who has played one Twenty20 international - and Tom Latham are the Black Caps' options at wicketkeeper.
"It's hard to replace the experience that Luke brings, but it's good Tom Blundell got a small taste of the environment during the Twenty20 series against Bangladesh and this will be another opportunity for him in the squad," selector Gavin Larsen said.
"Having Tom Latham as an option gives the squad flexibility and allows us the chance to play an extra bowling option.
"He's done it before for us, but we'll look to give Tom an opportunity to have a game with the gloves in the Ford Trophy before the opening match."
Australia clinched the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy with a 3-0 series win in December.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Neil Broom, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.