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Experience To The Fore As New Zealand Finalise World Cup Squad

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New Zealand confirmed the group at Papatoetoe High School in Auckland on Monday, the alma mater of leg-spinner Ish Sodhi, who was named in the squad.

The 30- time-old joins commander Kane Williamson, who was verified as a team member this week after making a hastily- than- anticipated recovery from a ruptured ACL at the 2023 IPL. Both Williamson and fast bowler Tim Southee have been named to appear at their fourth World Cup.

Following a strong run in form across the two white- ball formats, Mark Chapman has earned his spot, as well as 23- time-old spin- bowling each- rounder Rachin Ravindra, who claimed3/48 against England in the first of four ODIs on Friday.

There was no room in the group for youthful top order batter Finn Allen, nor back- over gate- keeper Tim Seifert, with the Black Caps concluding for Tom Latham as the sole gate- keeper in the team. Adam Milne, who lately picked up a hamstring injury on New Zealand’s stint of England, has also missed out.

A direct reprise isn’t on the cards, though Archer’s appearance at nets on Tuesday as he continues his recuperation from a stress fracture of the elbow may have invited a case of deja- vu.

Rather, it’s Yorkshire batter Harry Brook who casts a shadow as the International Cricket Council’s September 28 deadline looms. Brook was left out of the original selection but has ago been given every stimulant that he could sneak back in before the final submission.

While Jason Roy and Dawid Malan are on loftiest alert, it isn’t insolvable that a attachment could make way in a rebalancing act, a fact that isn’t lost on Willey.

“I ’m happy to be then now, but until you ’re on that flight out there you can’t rest on your laurels, ” he said ahead of the third ODI against New Zealand at the Kia Oval.

“Of course it can change, they ’ve not got to finalise until the end of the month. It’s out of my control. It was out of my control in 2019. I ’d have given my left arm to be a part of the last World Cup. Anything that happens to me in justice now is no way going to be as bad as that.

New Zealand trainer Gary Stead admitted he faced some tough opinions when deciding on the final team, but believes he has got the right blend of youth and experience to take to India.

“It’s always a special time to name a event platoon and I ’d like to compliment the 15 players named moment. It’s a great honour to represent your country at a World Cup,” vantage said.

“From Kane and Tim heading to their fourth event to the guys named for the first time it’s always a veritably instigative time.

“As with any team named for an ICC event, there have been some tough calls and there will be some disappointed players.

“The key for us was chancing the right balance for the team and making sure we had our bases covered for what’s going to be a veritably competitive event. ”

The side meet England and Bangladesh in ODIs before taking on England again in a rematch of the 2019 Final in the World Cup nature on 5 October. Know More Latest Cricket News…

New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young

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