New Zealand Cricket announced a list of 20 contracted players and leggie Todd Astle was the only new comer in that list.
List of contracted players: Corey Anderson, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Jeet Raval, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson, George Worker
Kiwi selector Gavin Larson heaped praises on the rookie spinner. "Todd's progress over the past 12 months has been exciting to see. When fit, he made the most of his opportunities in both Test and ODI cricket. We have a big summer ahead; we know Todd performs well in New Zealand conditions, and we also have a spin-friendly tour against Pakistan coming up. Between Todd, Ish and Mitchell our spin bowling stocks have probably never looked better, " said the former medium pacer.
The latest contracts will come into effect from August 1.