Kane Williamson will captain the New Zealand team, though he is still recovering from the serious knee injury he sustained during the Indian Premier League in April.
Allrounder Jimmy Neesham, who played a crucial part in the thrilling inquiry of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, has been included in New Zealand’s 15- man team for this time’s event in India.
Neesham was chosen to club for New Zealand in the Super Over which was needed to decide the winner of the last World Cup final against England at Lord’s. The brigades still were tied after the Super Over and England took the world title on a countback of boundaries.
Neesham and fast bowler Trent Boult, who also played in that match, both were included Monday in the New Zealand team despite not being on list of centrally contracted players.
Kane Williamson will captain the New Zealand platoon, though he’s still recovering from the serious knee injury he sustained during the Indian Premier League in April. It isn’t yet known when Williamson will be fit to play.
Williamson and fast bowler Tim Southee have been named for their fourth World Mugs. Spin bowling allrounder Rachin Ravindra, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips and Will Young will be playing at a 50- overs World Cup for the first time.
Boult, Matt Henry and vice-captain Tom Latham will be playing at their third World Mugs.
“From Kane and Tim heading to their fourth event to the guys named for the first time it’s always a veritably instigative time, ” head trainer Gary Stead said. “ 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. ”
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New Zealand squad
Kane Williamson (capt), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young