New Zealand will go down as one of the unluckiest teams in the history of cricket. The team made it to the finals in the 2015 50-over World Cup, 2019 50-over World Cup and 2021 20-20 World Cup. However, the team missed the opportunity to win the title all three times.
20-20 World Cup 2022 will be a great opportunity for the team to try their hand yet again at the title. Ahead of the much-awaited tournament, the Black Caps have announced the 15-member squad who’ll board the flight. Kane Williamson is all set to lead the squad yet again.
Devon Conway, the southpaw, will be the key factor for the Kiwis going to the tournament. The left-armer Trent Boult will lead the pace attack for New Zealand, backed by Adam Milne. Reasonably so, he’ll be crucial for the team alongside the latter given the bowler can rattle the opponents on his day.
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New Zealand at 20-20 World Cup 2022
The squad looks pretty strong with good depth in the batting department. Ish Sodhi will lead the spin department while Mitchell Santner is all set to back him up with his tactics. The latter’s ability to bat down the order will give New Zealand hope in critical and high-pressure matches.
Speaking of the pace battery, one has to mention the contribution of Lockie Ferguson. The aggressive pacer might join hands with Trent Boult and Adam Milne to get New Zealand going. The pace attack will look threatening if one knows what Ferguson can bring to the table. Tim Southee, the veteran, will back the team with his experience as and when needed.
James Neesham, the player with the second-highest strike rate in the T20Is, will be an integral part of the team in almost every single team. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will leave no stone unturned to keep him in the playing XI.
New Zealand Squad for T20 World Cup: Kane Williamson (captain), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway (wicketkeeper), Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee