New Zealand Skipper Williamson Set For Sixth T20 World Cup

New Zealand Skipper Williamson Set For Sixth T20 World Cup

News by “Sports Reporter”

Kane Williamson, the seasoned skipper, is gearing up for his sixth Twenty20 World Cup in June as New Zealand unveiled a battle-hardened 15-man squad on Monday.

This upcoming tournament, spanning across the United States and the West Indies from June 2-30, marks Williamson’s fourth stint as captain at the T20 World Cup.

Leading the charge is the prolific batsman, Kane Williamson, alongside the seasoned campaigner, Tim Southee, who will be making his seventh appearance at the T20 World Cup.

At 35, Southee boasts a record 157 T20 international wickets and will be the linchpin of New Zealand’s bowling attack, supported by the experienced Trent Boult, aged 34, who is set for his fifth T20 World Cup.

The squad features seam bowler Matt Henry and batting all-rounder Rachin Ravindra, the recipient of the 2023 emerging cricketer award, who are the only newcomers to the T20 World Cup stage for New Zealand. “When it comes to World Cups, having seasoned campaigners is crucial,” remarked New Zealand head coach Gary Stead.

“This squad offers a wealth of experience and versatility, providing Kane and myself with numerous options to adapt to different conditions and surfaces,” he added.

Injury woes sidelined seamers Adam Milne and Kyle Jamieson, leaving them out of contention for the upcoming tournament.

New Zealand squad for T20 World Cup:

Captain Kane Williamson, 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

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