New Zealand’s Ace Picks: Boult and Neesham Secure Spots in the 2023 ODI World Cup Squad

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New Zealand Names Experienced Squad for World Cup

Trent Boult and Jimmy Neesham, who both opted out of central contracts, have made the cut as New Zealand on Monday named an experienced 15-member squad, led by Kane Williamson, for next month’s World Cup in India.

Returning Players

  • Kane Williamson returns to the side after recovering from a ruptured ACL suffered earlier this year.

Opening Match

It is unknown whether Williamson will be fit for New Zealand’s opening match against England on October 5.

2019 World Cup Final

New Zealand had lost to England on boundary count in the 2019 World Cup final at Lord’s.

Coach’s Comments

Head coach Gary Stead expressed excitement about the squad selection and acknowledged that there were tough decisions to be made.

Experienced Core

  • Kane Williamson and Tim Southee will be playing in their fourth ODI World Cup.
  • Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and Tom Latham will feature in their third ODI World Cup.

Maiden Call-ups

Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, and Glenn Phillips have earned a maiden call-up for the 50-over mega event.

Injury and Exclusion

Pacer Adam Milne and opener Finn Allen miss out due to injury and squad selection respectively.

Squad Details

New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.

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