For the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Fin Allen and Michael Bracewell have been added to the team New Zealand. The team has been reformed for the 15-member squad for the forthcoming mega event. The announcement was made on September 20, 2022, on Tuesday. The Wellington Firebirds duo are the only two new faces in the New Zealand squad who have reached the final of the T20 World Cup 2021.
Adam Milne who had replaced Lockie Ferguson in that particular tournament has got his place in the squad while Devon Conway is put forth as the frontline wicketkeeper in the NZ squad.
The all-rounder, Kyle Jamieson is in rehabilitation for his back injury and is going to miss the tournament. During the selection process, Todd Astle and Tim Seifert missed the opportunity.
The New Zealand head coach, Gary Stead stated,’ It’s always a special time announcing a World Cup squad and I’d like to congratulate the 15 players selected today,’ following the announcement.
‘It’s especially exciting for Finn and Michael who are set for their first ICC events, while Martin Guptill is preparing for his 7th T20 World Cup – which in itself is an incredible achievement.
‘It’s great to have this tournament so soon after last year’s event in which we played some really good cricket, but couldn’t quite get over the line at the end. With the nucleus of that squad retained along with the exciting additions of Finn and Michael, we should go into the tournament with plenty of optimism.’
Before the commencement of the World Cup tournament, New Zealand will face Pakistan and Bangladesh in a tri-series in NZ which is beginning from October 7, 2022.
The NZ Head coach, Gary Stead has a belief that the tri-series will allow the squads to warm up for the upcoming World Cup tournament. ‘Along with the all-important game time, those matches will be a great chance to refine our combinations and game plans ahead of our departure to Australia,’ Gary said.
- Kane Williamson (c),
- Finn Allen
- Trent Boult
- Michael Bracewell
- Mark Chapman
- Devon Conway
- Lockie Ferguson
- Martin Guptil
- Adam Milne
- Daryl Mitchell
- Jimmy Neesham
- Glenn Phillips
- Mitchell Santner
- Ish Sodhi
- Tim Southee