ICC World “the biggest festival of cricket” is here. 10 teams have qualified for ICC world cup 2019. But the winner will be only one. Competition is tough so does the journey to win the World cup. Experienced players are going to play against each other, which makes the ICC World Cup a worth to watch. New Zealand National cricket team is one of the qualified team.
The New Zealand national cricket team, nicknamed the Black Caps, is going to play there first match of ICC World Cup 2019 against Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. This team is at 4th position in ODI Team Ranking and have an ODI rating of 113. Kane Williamson is the captain of this team.
Coach Gary Stead said that “We’ve got a squad here of 15 players that we think can give us a really, really good chance of going far into the tournament. If we play close to our potential, then hopefully we can do New Zealand proud.”
The Black Caps has appeared six times in the semifinals of ICC World Cup.
The records and statistics of matches of New Zealand national cricket team is listed below.
|Test matches||433||97||171||0||165||10–13 January 1930|
|One Day Internationals||758||342||370||6||40||11 February 1973|
|Twenty20 Internationals||118||57||53||5||3||17 February 2005|
New Zealand has won none of the world cups. It was at 2-Runners up position for one time.
The New Zealand national cricket squad is selected with the strategy to win the world cup this time.
The players selected are as follows:
- Kane Williamson (capt)
- Tom Blundell
- Trent Boult
- Colin de Grandhomme
- Lockie Ferguson
- Martin Guptill
- Matt Henry
- Tom Latham
- Colin Munro
- Jimmy Neesham
- Henry Nicholls
- Mitchell Santner
- Ish Sodhi
- Tim Southee
- Ross Taylor