Kiwi batsman, Tom Latham is going to lead New Zealand in unofficial ODI for the sake of World Cup. New Zealand declared World Cup squad under Tom Latham’s captaincy. Accordingly, the team will be in three 50 overs match on the name of New Zealand XI against Australia XI for the sake of upcoming ICC World Cup-19.
New Zealand got a backup plan for World Cup-19
Apart from the nine players signed by the various IPL, Ross Taylor will be busy with his County commitments with Nottinghamshire. Apart from Latham, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Matt Henry, and Tom Blundell will be the other World Cup-bound players, will be playing the ODIs in Australia.
Accordingly, The squad can be the backups for the ICC World Cup-19. In case injury plays a part before or during the course of the tournament. The likes of Tim Seifert, Corey Anderson and Adam Milne who are in injury problem and have not been considered. Doug Bracewell and Todd Astle, both of whom narrowly missed the cut for the world cup. They will be playing in the three-match series. The games will be at the Allan Border Fields, on May 5, 7 and 9.
New Zealand Chief selector, Gavin Larsen
Therefore, New Zealand Chief selector, Gavin Larsen asserted the issue and unveiled the backup plan. “It’s an exciting challenge ahead of this group who I know will relish the chance to take on the Australians at home. The matches will be a stern test and provide quality preparation for those players bound for England and a great opportunity for the rest of the squad to show their wares.”
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Finally, Kiwi batsman, Tom Latham is going to lead New Zealand in unofficial ODI for the sake of the World Cup. Hope the plan will succeed indeed.