New Zealand Team’s preparation is at its peak. They have been trying different combinations to test all the players for the mega event ICC T20 World held in the UAE and Oman. Keeping an eye on the New Zealand Team T20 World Cup preprations, the team will Tour Bangla Desh, Pakistan, and India to adapt to the conditions. All these three teams are pretty experienced and playing well these days. So, the tour will be a fruitful one for New Zealand Team.
As New Zealand has to play for almost four months consecutively, so the management has to balance the workload on the teams’ officials and players. That is why some of the leading players are rested for Pakistan and Bangla Desh Tour.
Surprisingly a new coaching staff will serve New Zealand for the Subcontinent tour to face Bangla Desh and Pakistan. Wellington coach Glenn Pocknall will head this new crew staff for Bangla Desh and Pakistan. Mike Sandle is the manager for both tours. The bowling coach Shane Jurgenson will in available in the New Zealand tour of Pakistan.
The management staff is looking very focused and determent. The team management is trying different combinations to prepare a perfect team for the coming T20 World Cup.
Tom Latham will captain the side for Pakistan and Bangla Desh tour. Kane Williamson and Coach Gary Stead will not be available on these tours. But, remember both of them will join the team for the mega event, T20 World Cup.
The Squad announced for Bangla Desh and Pakistan tour for ODIs and T20Is
Tom Latham (c) (wk), Finn Allen, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry (ODI only), Scott Kuggeleijn, Cole McConchie, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears (T20 only), Blair Tickner, Will Young.
While the coaching staff will include;
Glenn Pocknall, Graeme Aldridge, Tilan Samaraweera. The coaching staff of the T20 World Cup will be different.
New Zealand has announced an experienced team for the coming ICC Men’s T20 World-UAE and Oman. The team has got everything, experienced players like Kane Williamson, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, and some young blood that will bring more energy to the team.
New Zealand ICC T20 World Cup Squad;
Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne
Note: Adam Milne will play if he recovers from the injury.
Remember that New Zealand has never won an ICC T20 World Cup till now. This is their best chance to grab one. Will they be able to make it possible for their country. Let’s see.