New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand opted for experience in a 15-man squad named for this year’s cricket World Cup, with rookie Tom Blundell’s inclusion. Coach Gary Stead said the Kane Williamson-led Black Caps had repeatedly proved themselves at the top level and he was confident the consistency would shine through at the tournament in England and Wales.

Spinner Ish Sodhi also found his name in the 15-man list and was preferred over Todd Astle as the team’s second spinner. In comparison with Astle, the 26-year-old has more experience with 63 ODI caps under his name. Astle, who was part of the New Zealand squad for their last ODI series against Bangladesh, has only appeared in eleven limited-overs internationals.

New Zealand Squad

Players Role
Kane Williamson (C) Batsman
Ross Taylor Batsman
Martin Guptill Batsman
Colin Munro All Rounder
Mitchell Santner All Rounder
Colin de Grandhomme All Rounder
James Neesham All Rounder
Tom Latham (WK) Wicket Keeper
Tom Blundell (WK) Wicket Keeper
Henry Nicholls (WK) Wicket Keeper
Ish Sodhi Bowler
Lockie Ferguson Bowler
Tim Southee Bowler
Trent Boult Bowler
Matt Henry Bowler

Match 3
June 1 Saturday 3 p.m.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
Cardiff Wales Stadium

Match 9
June 5 Wednesday 6 p.m.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand (D/N)

Match 13
June 8 Saturday 6 p.m.
Afghanistan vs New Zealand

Match 18
June 13 Thursday 3 p.m.
India vs New Zealand

Match 25
June 19 Wednesday 3 p.m.
New Zealand vs South Africa

Match 29
June 22 Saturday 6 p.m.
West Indies vs New Zealand

Match 33
June 26 Wednesday 3 p.m.
New Zealand vs Pakistan

Match 37
June 29 Saturday 6 p.m.
New Zealand vs Australia

Match 41
July 3 Wednesday 3 p.m.
England vs New Zealand