New Zealand Team for T20 World Cup 2024

The ICC T20 World Cup 2024, happening this year, is highly significant as it will see 20 teams competing for the coveted trophy. New Zealand finds itself placed in Group C alongside the West Indies, Afghanistan, Uganda, and Papua New Guinea. This article examines the New Zealand squad for the T20 World Cup 2024.New Zealand has been one of the most consistent teams in recent ICC tournaments.

New Zealand Squad for T20 World Cup 2024

They won the inaugural ICC World Test Championship in 2021. In the same year, they reached the T20 World Cup final, followed by a semi-final appearance in the 2022 edition. Last year, they also made it to the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup 2023.

Despite their impressive displays in World Cups, New Zealand has never claimed a single World Cup title. They were the runners-up in the ODI World Cup in 2015 and 2019, as well as the T20 World Cup in 2021. This time, the Black Caps are determined to change their fortunes and secure their first-ever T20 World Cup trophy.

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New Zealand Squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Players NameRole
Kane Williamson (Captain)Batter
Finn AllenBatter
Devon ConwayWicketkeeper
Michael BracewellAll-rounder
Mark ChapmanAll-rounder
Daryl MitchellAll-rounder
Jimmy NeeshamAll-rounder
Glenn PhillipsAll-rounder
Rachin RavindraAll-rounder
Mitchell SantnerAll-rounder
Trent BoultBowler
Lockie FergusonBowler
Matt HenryBowler
Ish SodhiBowler
Tim SoutheeBowler
Ben Sears (Reserve)Bowler
Gary SteadCOACH

ICC T20 World Cup New Zealand Squad Overview

Post NameICC T20 World Cup  New Zealand Squad 2024, Player List, Captain, Coach and Venue
Team NameNew Zealand
T20 World Cup 2024 Start Date4 June to 29 June 2024
T20 World Cup 2024 Final Date29 June 2024
Total Player15
Team CaptainKane Williamson
Team Vice-CaptainTom Latham
Wicket KeeperDevon Conway
CoachGary Stead
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Openers:Devon Conway

Devon Conway has been in excellent form in Tests and ODIs but struggled in T20Is last year, scoring only 78 runs in 6 games with just one fifty. However, he remains a strong contender to open for New Zealand and can also keep wickets. Conway had to miss the IPL 2024 due to a thumb injury but has rejoined his franchise Chennai Super Kings to prepare for the T20 World Cup.

Finn Allen
Finn Allen cemented his place as an explosive T20 opener for New Zealand last year, scoring 312 runs in 10 games at a blistering strike rate of 163.60, including a high score of 83. He is currently playing in the T20I series against Pakistan and is expected to be one of New Zealand’s openers at the World Cup.

Middle-Order:Kane Williamson (c)
Kane Williamson missed several games last year due to injury but still delivered exceptional performances when he played. He will lead New Zealand at his 6th T20 World Cup and 4th as captain. Williamson is a powerful middle-order batsman who can anchor the innings.

Daryl Mitchell
Daryl Mitchell was New Zealand’s highest run-scorer at the ODI World Cup 2023 in India. In T20Is last year, he scored 316 runs in 18 games at a strike rate of 126, including 2 fifties. His all-round abilities make him a vital cog.

Glenn Phillips
The big-hitting Glenn Phillips scored 208 runs in 10 T20Is last year with a strike rate over 120 and one fifty. His power-hitting in the middle order will be crucial for New Zealand.

Mark Chapman
Mark Chapman was New Zealand’s standout T20I batter in 2023, scoring 576 runs in 21 games – the most by any Kiwi – with 1 century and 4 fifties. His lower-order pyrotechnics could be a major asset.Wicketkeepers:While Devon Conway is the likely first-choice wicketkeeper, Tim Seifert is another good option after scoring 401 runs in 13 T20Is last year with 3 fifties. He averaged over 33 and was New Zealand’s second-highest run-scorer in T20Is in 2023.

All-Rounders: Mitchell Santner
The left-arm spinning all-rounder Mitchell Santner was New Zealand’s highest wicket-taker in T20Is last year with 16 wickets in 13 games. His all-round abilities make him a vital cog.

Rachin Ravindra
Rachin Ravindra is a promising young all-rounder who took 5 wickets in T20Is last year and also impressed with the bat in the ODI World Cup. He is set for his T20 World Cup debut.

Jimmy Neesham
The seam-bowling all-rounder Jimmy Neesham scored 212 runs and took 11 wickets in 12 T20Is in 2023. His experience and all-round skills will be valuable.

Spinners: Ish Sodhi
The veteran leg-spinner Ish Sodhi was New Zealand’s second-highest wicket-taker in T20Is last year with 15 wickets in 17 games at an excellent economy of 7.51. He will spearhead their spin attack.

Pacers:Trent Boult
Though not in the initial squad, Trent Boult is expected to be picked later for his ability to perform in big events. He took 24 wickets in 15 T20Is in 2023 at 27.58.

Tim Southee
The experienced Tim Southee took 13 wickets in 10 T20Is last year at 20.30 with a 7.72 economy. Along with his ODI exploits, he is a sure pick for the pace attack.

Lockie Ferguson
After being hampered by injuries, Lockie Ferguson is aiming for a strong comeback at the T20 World Cup. He took 18 wickets in 18 ODIs in 2023 at 5.82 economy.

Matt Henry
Matt Henry is set for his T20 World Cup debut after working hard on his skills across all phases of the T20 game. His inclusion adds depth to the pace attack.

Reserve: Ben Sears

Coach: Gary Stead

New Zealand has a well-rounded squad blending youth and experience as they aim to finally win their first T20 World Cup title. Their batting looks solid with the likes of Williamson, Mitchell, Phillips and Chapman, while the bowling attack has a good mix of pace and spin. With seasoned campaigners like Williamson, Southee and Boult leading the way, New Zealand will be a force to reckon with.

New Zealand Coach and Venue

Gary Stead has been appointed as the head coach of the New Zealand team for the T20 World Cup 2024. Stead, a former New Zealand cricketer, brings a wealth of experience and coaching expertise to the role, having previously led the team to success in various tournaments.

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