New Zealand Cricket World Cup Team

Last Modified Jun 12, 2019 15:14 IST

New Zealand has a powerful 15 man squad with the best players for this year's ICC Cricket World Cup. With 6 batsmen, 5 bowlers and 2 all rounders, the New Zealand cricket team has a strong potential, despite not having won any World Cup tournaments before.

Below is the New Zealand Squad for World Cup:

New Zealand National Cricket Team

Kane Williamson (C)Batsman
Ross TaylorBatsman
Martin GuptillBatsman
Colin MunroAll Rounder
Mitchell SantnerAll Rounder
Colin de GrandhommeAll Rounder
James NeeshamAll Rounder
Tom Latham (WK)Wicket Keeper
Tom Blundell (WK)Wicket Keeper
Henry Nicholls (WK)Wicket Keeper
Ish SodhiBowler
Lockie FergusonBowler
Tim SoutheeBowler
Trent BoultBowler
Matt HenryBowler

Kane Williamson is one of the finest batsmen the New Zealand team has for World Cup, with his hereditary sports skills and fast bowling. He has staggered a total of 3000 ODI runs, and won by one wicket against Australia in the World Cup 2015. He is also an outstanding catcher and offspinner. The backbone of the batting line up, with his captaincy, he is a favourable choice if New Zealand wants to win the World Cup.

Tom Blundell is a backup wicketkeeper. He earned his victory in the national T20 tournament and got called for ODI squad against Australia. He was in the U-19 World Cup squad in 2010. His breakthrough was when he made 1073 runs in 28 matches in 2015. In 2016, he made 537 runs in 17 matches. He scored the highest a wicketkeeper-batsman can in the Super Smash, with his tally of 243 runs in nine innings.

Trent Boult is a threat to all batsmen around the world with his deadly pace. Along with his partner Southee, they can put a lot of pressure on the openers and vouch for being the best new ball pair in New Zealand. The biggest confirmation of his talent arrived in World Cup 2015 when he became a joint-leading wicket taker. He took 22 wickets in nine matches and beat Australia with 5 for 27.

Colin de Grandhomme earned his reputation as a heavy hitter in the T20 competitions. He has scored more than 600 runs since 2011 and has won the title of being one of the best emerging players. Since his departure from Zimbabwe, he has been impressing the audience with his skills.

Lockie Ferguson is a right arm fast bowler with good bouncers and speed that has helped him reach where he is today. He took 21 wickets in 2015, which was a successor to his breakthrough where his 21 wickets came at an average of 23.38.

As an opening batsman, Martin Guptill has been a part of the runs in ODIs and had a notable performance in the 2015 world cup, where he scored a double century in the quarter-final.

West Indies v New Zealand – ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Warm Up

Matt Henry is a fast bowler who underwent major back surgery in 2012. He came back to form and scored the third-best figures in ODIs. He scored four wickets, helping New Zealand team win. He had taken four five-fours in 14 first-class.

Tom Latham has been a wicketkeeper, an opening batsman, and finally settled for the position. He was in the Under-19 World Cup squad in 2010. He made his debut in ODI and Twenty20 Internationals. He played his first Test against India in 2014 which made him the opener. He scored three successive half-centuries that eventually led to their win. He also scored centuries in successive Tests, making him the first of his kind.

Colin Munro is a left-handed batsman who has earned his reputation as one of New Zealand's most reliable big hitters. He made 366 runs for 175 in the 2015-16, which brought him a spot at the T20. Living up to it, he scored a 14-ball half-century against Sri Lanka. He has an unbeaten score of 269 off 252 balls against Wellington.

Jimmy Neesham has made some impressive performances that justify his position in the World Cup 2019. He scored three 40-plus scores in seven innings. He also has the best shot of 5 wickets for 44 against Wellington and 4 wickets for 23 against Canterbury.

Henry Nicholls is a left-hander who made his mark with one-day cricket, hitting 454 runs at an average of 75.66. His strike-rate was of 105.82. He hit two hundred and a fifty against Sri Lanka in his three innings. He averaged 84.50 in the one-dayers. He hit a maiden Test hundred against South Africa in 2017.

Mitchell Santner is the primary spinner who has an impressive economy of 2.92 in 44 matches in one day cricket. He is a strong batsman who has scored 242 wickets in 72 matches. With his aggressive approach and keen attitude, he was named in the one-day squad for the tour of England.

Ish Sodhi is an underrated player who is best known for his performance in The 2016 World T20 along with Mitchell Santner against India. He is a strong spinner with his aggressive style and though he is not a well experienced with international quality leg- spinner, there is hope from him.

Tim Southee is a right-arm swing bowler who was handed a Test debut against England at the age of 19. He scored 5 for 55 and made 77 runs for 40 balls with 9 sixes. He has formed one of the best new-ball partnerships with Trent Boult. He hit his 50th six in the 36th Test, has a score of 18 wickets at 17.33 in the 2011 World Cup. He picked up 7 for 64 in Bangalore, with a rare win in Sri Lanka of 8 for 120. He scored 11 wickets in the West Indies, helping New Zealand achieve their first series win in 12 years. He has one of the best bowling figures in ODIs, of 7 for 33.

Ross Taylor is one of the most important players for New Zealand World Cup team if they wish to win the World Cup of 2019. He is an aggressive top-order batsman who has a score of three centuries. He made 128 against Sri Lanka in his third match and 84 in his first ODI outside New Zealand. He scored 120 against England with his maiden century, and 154 at Old Trafford. He was also the captain for the tri-series in Sri Lanka in 2010.


Having reached the World Cup finale in 2015 with zero losses, except in the final and looking at the New Zealand Cricket World Cup squad’s matches and wins, they can easily win the trophy.