With some name of surprise, New Zealand announced a fifteen men team for ICC World Cup-19 under the captaincy of Kane Williamson. Uncapped wicket Keeper batsman, Tom Blundell is a huge surprise.
The team balance with all-rounders
Accordingly, we know New Zealand has tough competition for selecting a perfect team from a huge number of quality players. However, Colin de Grandhomme picked up ahead of Doug Bracewell as the all-rounder, while Ish Sodhi pipped Todd Astle as the second spinner in the side. Lastly, While Grandhomme will accompany James Neesham as the all-rounder in the side, Sodhi will have the company of slow left-armer Mitchell Santner.
On the other hand, we know New Zealand has a wonderful combination with a pace attack. Therefore, The pace attack consists of Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, and Matt Henry, with the toss-up likely to be between Southee and Henry for the spot of the third pacer in the XI.
Head Coach, Gary Stead asserted his satisfaction
Head Coach, Gary Stead asserted his satisfaction, “As with any squad named for a major tournament, there’s had to be some tough calls and there will be some disappointed players. The key for us was finding the right balance for the squad and making sure we had our bases covered for what is going to be a very competitive World Cup. As a one-day unit, we’ve been pretty consistent over the past few years and possess a very experienced group of core players, proven at the top level.”
The coach determined his dream, “The World Cup is the pinnacle of cricket and to be the first nation to name a squad for the tournament is really exciting. I’d like to congratulate all the players selected. To represent your country at a World Cup is a huge honor and I know the entire squad and support staff are looking forward to the challenges ahead.”
Gary Stead concludes with, “We will have three training camps through April which will involve many players who are not in this squad as it’s important they’re ready on standby should we lose anybody in the lead up to or at the tournament.”
The uncapped Tom Blundell
Despite Tom Blundell got his test and t-20 cap both but the 50 overs tournament ICC World Cup-19 didn’t touch him yet. Moreover, made his List A debut back in 2013 against Otago and has notched up 763 runs at an average of 23.81 in the 50-over format. He has also affected 41 dismissals in his List A career so far. Hope This 29 year’s old right-hander will flash himself in the biggest show on the cricket world.
Therefore, with some name of surprise, New Zealand announced a fifteen men team for ICC World Cup-19 under the captaincy of Kane Williamson. The runner up of the last World Cup will gain their crown.