New Zealand has picked their final 15 member squad for upcoming ICC T20 Worldcup hosted by BCCI in UAE in this October. Inaugural WTC Champions will also be seen in action against India in a T20 series as well. Kane Williamson led squad will play in the Worldcup and T20 series against India too.
New Zealand cricket team will start their 4 month Asian tour on 23rd August, with playing five-match T20 series against Bangladesh. The squad for Bangladesh, where they will play five T20Is, will be led by Tom Latham. None of the members named in the squad for the India tour and ICC World T20 will be a part of the Bangladesh tour.
The same squad, apart from Sears, will also play in the three ODIs against Pakistan to follow. A new crew of coaching staff, headed by Wellington coach Glenn Pocknall, will lead the tours to Bangladesh and Pakistan alongside. New Zealand’s bowling coach Shane Jurgenson will later join as the head coach for the Pakistan T20I series.
NZC stated that “Ross Taylor was selected for the three ODIs in Pakistan but, with the brief nature of the one-week series and the length of quarantine protocols, it was mutually agreed he would remain at home to prepare for the Indian Test tour and upcoming home summer.”
NZ squad for T20 World Cup and India T20Is: 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
Squad for Bangladesh T20Is and Pakistan ODIs: 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
Squad for Pakistan T20Is: Tom Latham (c/wk), Finn Allen, Todd Astle, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Mark Chapman, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Ajaz Patel, Ish Sodhi, Ben Sears, Blair Tickner, Will Young