New Zealand World Cup 2019 squad announced: Ross Taylor in the list
Wellington : With the announcement squad ICC World Cup 2019, Ross Taylor is set to become the seventh New Zealand player who will be playing fourth World Cup. For skipper Kane Williamson, Tim Southee and Martin Guptill it will be their third appearance.
Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and speedster Lockie Ferguson round off the pace-bowlers with Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi selected as the spinners. Colin de Grandhomme and Jimmy Neesham have claimed the seam-bowling all-rounder’s spots, while Nicholls and Colin Munro are the other specialist batsmen.
“I’d like to congratulate all the players selected. To represent your country at a World Cup is a huge honour."— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) April 2, 2019
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Tom Latham will continue as the first-choice wicket-keeper with Wellington’s Tom Blundell named as the back-up keeper.
"As with any squad named for a major tournament, there’s had to be some tough calls and there will be some disappointed players. The key for us was finding the right balance for the squad and making sure we had our bases covered for what is going to be a very competitive World Cup," Coach Gary Stead said.
"As a one-day unit, we’ve been pretty consistent over the past few years and possess a very experienced group of core players, proven at the top level. We will have three training camps through April which will involve many players who are not in this squad as it’s important they’re ready on standby should we lose anybody in the lead up to or at the tournament," he added.