The New Zealand cricket fans will get the updated Black Caps squad for the ICC World Cup 2023 here. Keep scrolling, and you will find the 15-man squad in this article. We have also provided the schedule for the Kiwis. Do not forget to check that out.
The Black Caps have announced their squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, and the fans are already anticipating the tournament. It was such bad luck that they couldn’t win the World Cup Last time. But can they do it now?
In this article, we will talk about the World Cup squad, a recap of their previous campaigns, and the areas where they can improve. Also, we will discuss the strong points of their team.
But first, let’s look at their performance in this event throughout the years.
|2011||Ranked 4th in the group stage. |
Lost Semi-finals to Sri Lanka
|2007||Top of the group stage|
Ranked 3rd in super-8
Lost semi-final against Sri Lanka
|2003||Ranked 3rd in the group stage.|
Ranked 5th in the super-6 stage
|1999||Ranked 3rd in the group stage.|
Ranked 4th in super-6 stage
Lost semi-final against Pakistan
|1996||Ranked 3rd in the group stage.|
The lost quarter-final against Australia
|1992||Top of the points table. |
Lost Semi-final against Pakistan
|1987||Knocked out from the group stages. |
Ranked 3rd in their group.
|1983||Ranked 3rd in the group stage.|
Lost to Pakistan on the NRR basis.
|1979||Ranked 2nd in their group. |
Lost Semi-final against England
|1975||Ranked 2nd in their group. |
Lost semi-final against West Indies
So, without any further ado, let’s delve into the Kiwi soldiers that will play on the battlefield for New Zealand.
New Zealand Squad for World Cup 2023
Here is New Zealand’s squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
|Devon Conway||WicketKeeper batsman|
|Tom Latham||Wicketkeeper Batsman|
|Glenn Phillips||Wicketkeeper Batsman|
|Mitchell Santner||Bowling Allrounder|
Now that you have seen New Zealand’s squad for the World Cup, let’s recap.
Recap of the 2019 ICC World Cup campaign
So, how did the previous World Cup play out for the Kiwis? They were one of the finalists alongside England. They started their campaign against Sri Lanka. The Kiwis won this match with 10 wickets at hand. The momentum was set, and they were destined to play the finale.
The Black Caps kept winning the next 5 matches after their win against Sri Lanka, with one match washed away due to rain. Their winning streak of 6 ended after Pakistan won the match with 6 wickets at hand.
This may have stumbled them as they kept losing the next matches, only winning the semi-final against India.
The stage was set for the finale and was a match. The situation came down to the super over, which ended up in a draw.
Due to the unfortunate situation with the rules, England became the ODI champions, and the Kiwis returned home without a trophy. Still, they won the hearts of millions of cricket fans worldwide.
Tom Latham, the skipper, is one of their best batsmen after Kane Williamson. Having played several ODI matches, he averages 35 with a decent strike rate. Once Tom Latham shifts the gears, there is no telling how much he will damage the opposition’s bowlers.
Now that we are talking about bowlers, Matt Henry is their strength. You have to give him credit for being the strike bowler. He has picked up more than 127 wickets in just 72 ODI matches, and with an economy rate of 5.14, he is one of the most successful bowlers they have.
Also, read: India Squad for ICC World Cup 2023 [Announced]
Trent Boult is their strength with the new ball. Whether it was the 2015 World Cup or the 2019 championship, Boult has been their go-to guy for swinging the ball in the first few overs.
His inswing from over-the-wicket is the most lethal delivery a right-hander can face. Will he be able to reproduce the same results in the 2023 World Cup?
Mitchell Santner is one of their established all-rounders. With his slow left-arm deliveries, he has pretty much controlled the opposition. His economy rate is 4.87.
This means he will be a crucial bowler in the middle overs, especially in Indian conditions.
Ish Sodhi will play on the land of his forefathers but for the Kiwis. His leg spin deliveries are going to be critical for the wicket-taking option. In the future, in the Indian conditions, if the Kiwis utilize him wisely, this could be a great strength.
Kane Williamson can be considered as one of their weaknesses this World Cup. Unfortunately, he got injured before the IPL 2023 could start. This was indeed an unfortunate situation for New Zealand. Kane was their star batsman and their key player.
Without Williamson, finding a player that could fill his shoes was challenging. The Kiwis tried all the options. Hopefully, Williamson has recovered, but will he be in form?
New Zealand Schedule for Cricket World Cup 2023
|October 5||England||Ahmedabad||2:00 PM|
|October 9||Netherlands||Hyderabad||2:00 PM|
|October 13||Bangladesh||Chennai||2:00 PM|
|October 18||Afghanistan||Chennai||2:00 PM|
|October 22||India||Dharamsala||2:00 PM|
|October 28||Australia||Dharamsala||10:30 AM|
|November 1||South Africa||Pune||2:00 PM|
|November 4||Pakistan||Bengaluru||10:30 AM|
|November 9||Sri Lanka||Bengaluru||2:00 PM|
Parting thoughts – Prospects this year
So, what is the situation this year? New Zealand ranks 4th on the ICC ODI rankings. They have had a decent cricketing year besides Kane Williamson’s injury. They drew the Test Series against Pakistan but lost to them in ODIs.
The way they performed in the previous two world cups, it seems they can also reach knock-outs this year. But you have to count on the factor that these are subcontinent conditions. It all depends on how they cover their weaknesses and capitalize on their strengths.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who was the captain of Pakistan against New Zealand?
Babar Azam was the captain for Pakistan, while Tom Latham led the Kiwis in ODIs.
Who is in the Australia World Cup squad 2023?
You have to read our article to find out. The link is given in the article. But we can tell you that Travis Head, Pat Cummins, Steven Smith, and Josh Hazelwood will be instrumental to Australia’s success.
Who is India’s squad for New Zealand 2023?
India is going to play their match against New Zealand on 22 October 2023. We have to wait till that day to find out.
Who is holding the 2023 World Cup?
India will host this year’s cricket world cup.
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