New Zealand has announced its squad for the T20 World Cup to be held in October-November. New Zealand has become the first team to jointly announce their squad for the World Cup to be held in UAE and Oman.
New Zealand has kept in mind that this time the T20 World Cup is going to be held in Asia, so New Zealand has given place to three spin bowlers in its team. Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, and Finn Allen have not found a place in the team for the T20 World Cup.
New Zealand T20 World Cup squad
16-member squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Kane Williamson (Captain)
Tim Seifert (wk)
Adam Milne* (injury cover)
|New Zealand Squad – ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021|
Fast bowler Adam Milne was named as standby who would travel with the team but would only be included in the squad after the player sustained an injury.
The squad includes leg-spinner Todd Astle, legspinner Ish Sodhi and left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner. The same team will also tour India for three T20 Internationals later this year.
The team includes four fast bowlers Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, and Lockie Ferguson. Barring Tim Southee, the other three have ample experience of playing in the IPL.
Boult is part of the Mumbai Indians attack while Jamieson is the leading fast bowler for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Ferguson Kolkata Knight Riders. New Zealand is placed in Group 2 with India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and two qualifiers in the T20 World Cup. After that, he will fly to India for a T20 series, the tour consisting of two Tests. New Zealand will now announce the Test team after a month.