Just In! New Zealand Cricket have announced the New Zealand Team Squad for T20 World Cup 2021. As per the announcement of New Zealand Cricket Board, Kane Williamson will captain New Zealand in upcoming edition of Wc T20. Whereas, the Coach Gary Stead will resume his duties for New Zealand Cricket Team in mega tournament of World T20. Meanwhile, NCZ has dropped their top batsman Ross Taylor from the NZ Team Squad for T20 World Cup. The official Twitter handle broke the news on twitter, confirming New Zealand Team Squad for World Cup T20 2021.
Team News | The squads have been confirmed for the @T20WorldCup and white ball tours of Bangladesh and Pakistan. https://t.co/pb2FtmrVJN
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) August 9, 2021
New Zealand Team squad for T20 World Cup 2021
With T20 World Cup just two months away from us, New Zealand Cricket prepare themselves for the mega T20 Tournament. In this regard, they have announced New Zealand Team Squad. As per New Zealad, Kane Willaimson will lead New Zealand Cricket team in T20 World Cup.
Well, New Zealand have announced a balanced team squad comprising of both young and experienced players. Martin Guptill, will open the New Zealand batting-line up in the T20 World Cup with Kyle Jamieson. Moreover, the New Zealand middle order consists of Kane Williamson, Lockkie Ferguson, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neeshan and Mark Chapman.
Whereas, Trent Boult will be taking charge of New Zealand bowling line up. World Cup T20 2016 top performers Micthell Santner and Ish Sodhi have also been included into the New Zealand team squad, given the low scoring dead pitch conditions in UAE and Oman.
Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, and Adam Milne (injury cover).
Gary Stead, Shane Jurgensen, Luke Ronchi, (fourth coach TBA).
While speaking to the press, New Zealand Cricket Chief executive David White Said:
The need to safeguard the well-being of our players and support staff is now very real, and we’ve endeavoured to do this by carefully managing their workloads over this winter’s massive playing programme”, said Mr White.
He said the decision had the backing of the NZC Board and the New Zealand Cricket Players Association.
I’m satisfied we’ve selected strong squads for all our touring commitments this winter.
“As the BLACKCAPS proved in England earlier this year, we have good depth in the New Zealand game and I’m confident all the squads chosen will acquit themselves well.”
“It’s a pragmatic approach,” said Mr White. “We’ve always tried to be realistic about the IPL and this particular issue is very much a one-off, caused by a unique set of circumstances.”
T20 World Cup 2021 is all set to take place from 14th October in UAE and Oman. All the participating teams are making final arrangements for the mega T20 tournament. In this regard, New Zealand Cricket announce their team quad for T20 World Cup.
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