On Sunday, New Zealand Cricket announced the squad for the T20 and ODI series against West Indies. Kane Williamson returned to lead the team, filled with experienced members such as Trent Boult, and Tim Southee. The squad also has some young members such as Finn Allen and Michael Bracewell.
During the tour, as many as six matches will be played in 11 days. Three T20 internationals will be played in Jamaica, while the ODIs will be held in Barbados.
The tour is also a vital part of the next cycle of ICC white ball tournaments, with the ICC T20 World Cup starting in Australia this October, and qualification points on the line for next year’s ODI World Cup in India.
Ahead of the tour, the New Zealand coach, Gary Stead expressed his excitement about taking on West Indies in their upcoming tour.
“It’s always exciting to be heading somewhere you’ve not been in a while and I know this group can’t wait for the challenge of taking on the West Indies in the Caribbean. Managing workloads is hugely important this year with the team playing some form of cricket every month in 2022 – and this applies to both players and staff,” said Stead in an official statement.
“For Kane, Trent, Tim, and Devon, this will be the first time they have played white ball cricket for New Zealand since last year’s T20 World Cup and tour to India – so this trip will be important for them,” he added.
The likes of Dean Brownlie and Graeme Aldridge will accompany Gary Stead. The former will be the batting coach of New Zealand, while Graeme Aldridge will be the bowling coach.
Here’s a look at the ODI and T20I squad of New Zealand for the tour of the West Indies:
T20I and ODI squad: Kane Williamson (c), Tim Southee, Fin Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.