New Zealand T20 World Cup 2022 Squad: All the teams participating in the T20 World Cup 2022 were supposed to announce their final squad for the tournament almost a week in advance, but some teams missed the deadline. A big name was included in the list of teams that missed the deadline, which was from New Zealand.
Even after the deadline they had to make some final decisions and thus the Kiwis waited for the right time. They have now finally completed all the permutations and combinations and announced their squad just a few hours ago.
New Zealand have never had the best team in the world (on-paper) but when it comes to performances, they have always done well in international tournaments, especially over the years. They have reached the finals of almost all the previous World Cups (2021 T20 World Cup, 2019 ODI World Cup, and 2015 ODI World Cup) and thus highly qualified not to be called one of the top 3 sides in the world performance-wise. Huh. But one of the strong contenders to win the 2022 T20 World Cup.
As the tournament is being played in Australia this season, New Zealand will have the same advantage as the host country as the two countries are very close and the pitch conditions of Australia and New Zealand are almost identical.
Let us first take a look at New Zealand’s squad first before commenting further about them.
New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (C), Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill.
The bowling attack of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson and Ish Sodhi, as we all know, is one of the best in international cricket. New Zealand have one of the most effective and well-rounded bowling attacks in the world and this is their greatest strength. Thus he decided not to take any calculated risk in the upcoming T20 World Cup as well.
Apart from the inclusion of Finn Allen in the squad, he has also kept the same faces in his batting order as he was a year ago. Daryl Mitchell, Devon Conway and Kane Williamson are the three most responsible batsmen you can find in modern cricket and they are the most important element in this New Zealand batting order.
Overall, this is a team that has a lot of potential to lift the T20 World Cup 2022 trophy.
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