ODI World Cup 2023: New Zealand Cricket Announces 15-Member Squad For The Upcoming Event: The cricketing world is buzzing with excitement as the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 approaches. While several nations have already announced their squads for the huge ICC tournament in India, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has also joined in on the excitement by revealing its impressive 15-member roster for the 2023 World Cup.
Captain Kane Williamson and seasoned bowler Tim Southee have been named to the Black Caps team for the 2023 ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup, joining an elite club of players who have been picked for four or more ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups.
Williamson will be assisted at the crease by his deputy, Tom Latham, as well as Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, and Mark Chapman. Latham, Conway, and Phillips will all maintain wickets and provide balance to the team.
Allrounder Jimmy Neesham, who was instrumental in New Zealand’s exciting World Cup final in 2019, has been included in the 15-man team for this year’s event in India. Finally putting a stop to all debate and deliberation, New Zealand has included Trent Boult, who had reneged on his core contract.
While the addition of some individuals was exciting, some difficult decisions had to be made. As the team management chose Tom Latham as the lone wicketkeeper, young top-order hitter Finn Allen and backup wicketkeeper Tim Seifert found themselves on the outside looking in. Adam Milne, who has suffered a hamstring injury in the recent series, is also excluded from the squad.
New Zealand 15-Member Squad For ODI World Cup 2023:
Kane Williamson (c), Mark Chapman, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi, Will Young, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson
Kane Williamson Made Comeback As A Captain
Kane Williamson, who has recovered faster than expected, has been chosen as New Zealand’s captain in the roster released by New Zealand Cricket for the ICC World Cup 2023. Williamson is recovering quickly from surgery on his right knee after suffering a damaged ACL in IPL 2023.
Williamson has had a difficult road to rehabilitation after sustaining a serious injury. During an uncomfortable landing, while attempting to catch a ball at the boundary in April 2023, he ruptured his ACL in his right knee while playing for the Gujarat Titans in the IPL. This sad occurrence kept him out of the game for several months.
Following the incident, Williamson underwent surgery in New Zealand and began a tough recovery process. Despite his efforts, he stated in an interview that the severity of his injuries made his participation in the ICC World Cup 2023 in India unclear. However, the New Zealand captain was motivated to return to the field and aggressively pursued his recuperation process.