New Zealand In the 2015 ICC World Cup, New Zealand created history by playing their first ever World Cup and unfortunately for them, they couldn’t beat their arch-rivals at the MCG to lift their first ever World Cup.
With just over a year left for the 2019 World Cup, the Kiwis under a different captain in Kane Williamson will look to create history by winning their first World Cup. There won’t be many changes in the New Zealand squad will fly to England for the World Cup in 2019.
Martin Guptill will continue to open the batting and partnering him will be Colin Munro, who has been a revelation at the top of the order for New Zealand. The duo will look to recreate the magic Guptill and Brendon McCullum they did in 2015.
Following them will two of the most experienced batsmen in the Kiwi line-up, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor. Both these guys are consistent run scorers for their side in the format as they cash in on the middle overs and keep their side in the game. Tom Latham, who has been quite successful as a middle-order batsman will continue to bat at number five while Henry Nicholls will take of the number six slot.
All-rounders Colin Dr Grandhomme and Mitchell Santner add a lot of balance to New Zealand as they can contribute some runs down the order and chip in with 20 overs between them with the ball.
The experienced duo of Tim Southee and Trent Boult are the two certainties in bowling and the third fast bowler will be a toss-up between Adam Milne, Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson with the former likely to get the nod among the three.
This is how the Kiwi squad might look like in England during the 2019 World Cup.
2019 World Cup New Zealand Probable Squad
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Colin Dr Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Mark Chapman, Matt Henry, Corey Anderson and Trent Boult
2019 World Cup New Zealand Probable last 11
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Colin Dr Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne and Trent Boult
2019 World Cup New Zealand Team Final Players Name
- Kane Williamson(C)
- Martin Guptill
- Colin Munro
- Colin de Grandhomme
- Matt Henry
- Tom Latham(WK)
- Ross Taylor
- Tim Southee
- Mitchell Santner
- Ish Sodhi
- Trent Boult
- Henry Nicholls
- Lockie Ferguson
- Todd Astle
- Tim Seifert(WK)