On Monday, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) announced the squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman this October-November. Additionally, the board also announced squads for their white-ball series against India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
The team has named a 15-player squad for the T20 World Cup and India series. Mark Chapman has received a call up in the squad. He represented the Hong Kong team at the T20 World Cup in 2014.
The Black Caps white-ball squads will comprise a total of 32 players. The squad has also included two new players to the set-up in Canterbury all-rounder Cole McConchie, and Wellington paceman Ben Sears.
While the regular captain Kane Williamson will be leading the squads for the T20 World Cup and the India T20I, Tom Latham has been named as the captain of the side for the Bangladesh and Pakistan series.
Leg-spinner Todd Astle along with two other leg-spinners Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner have been included in the squad for the World Cup. While the frontline fast bowlers include Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, and Lockie Ferguson.
the team will be travel with two wicketkeeping options- Tim Seifert and Glenn Phillips. Ross Taylor has not been named in any of the squads and will be available for the India Test, the squad for which will be announced by next month as per NZC.
Pacer Adam Milne will be travelling with the New Zealand contingent as the 16th man available as an injury replacement player.
“I’m satisfied we’ve selected strong squads for all our touring commitments this winter,” NZC chief executive David White said.
“As the BLACKCAPS proved in England earlier this year, we have good depth in the New Zealand game and I’m confident all the squads chosen will acquit themselves well.”
New Zealand Squad for T20 World Cup and India T20Is
Kane Williamson (capt), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne (injury cover)
NZ Squad for Bangladesh T20s & Pakistan ODIs
Tom Latham (c) (wk), Finn Allen, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry (ODI only), Scott Kuggeleijn, Cole McConchie, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears (T20 only), Blair Tickner, Will Young
NZ Squad for Pakistan T20s
Tom Latham (c) (wk), Finn Allen, Todd Astle, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Mark Chapman, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Ajaz Patel, Ish Sodhi, Ben Sears, Blair Tickner, Will Young