New Zealand T20 World Cup 2024 Squad

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New Zealand Cricket has officially announced its squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in June. Kane Williamson will lead the experienced squad, aiming for New Zealand first title in the shortest format of the game.

New Zealand announces squad for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. Kane Williamson to lead the experienced team, aiming for their first T20 World Cup title.

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The Kiwis have opted for an experienced lineup, including seasoned campaigners like Tim Southee and Trent Boult. This will be Williamson sixth appearance at a T20 World Cup and his fourth as captain. Southee will be participating in his seventh tournament, while Boult will be making his fifth appearance.

However, there were some notable absentees due to injuries. Key pacer Kyle Jamieson and all-rounder Adam Milne have been ruled out of the event. Despite recent good form, players like Will O’Rourke, Tom Latham, Tim Seifert, and Will Young missed out on selection.

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In a slightly unexpected move, experienced top-order batter Colin Munro also failed to make the cut. Instead, selectors have included young talent Rachin Ravindra and fast bowler Matt Henry, both set to make their debut at the T20 World Cup.

New Zealand coach Gary Stead expressed confidence in the squad, believing it to be well-balanced and capable of adapting to varied conditions expected in the West Indies.

“I’d like to congratulate everyone named today. It’s a special time representing your country at a world tournament,” Stead said.

“We expect the venues in the West Indies to offer quite varied conditions and feel we’ve selected a squad with the scope to adapt to those conditions.”

Stead is particularly eager to see how Henry and Ravindra perform on the big stage.

“Matt has worked exceptionally hard on his skills across the phases of a T20 game to come back into selection consideration,” Stead added.

“Rachin has made every post a winner in the past 12 months and it was exciting to see him continue that trajectory over the summer in the T20 format against Australia.”

New Zealand’s campaign in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 will kick off with a match against Afghanistan in Guyana on June 7. They will further face co-hosts West Indies, Uganda, and Papua New Guinea in Group C contests.

New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (C), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee. Travelling Reserve: Ben Sears

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