Christchurch: New Zealand, led by Kane Williamson, on Tuesday announced a 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup, which also includes legendary batsman Martin Guptill, who will play in the tournament for a record seventh time. The T20 World Cup will be played in Australia from 16 October. New Zealand made three changes to the squad that played in the T20 World Cup last year but the 35-year-old Guptill managed to make it to the side. Finn Allen and Michael Bracewell will compete in the Senior World Cup for the first time.
Both these players and Lockie Ferguson have been named in the squad in place of Kyle Jamieson, Todd Astle and Tim Seifert. Trent Boult and Jimmy Neesham, who recently declined a central contract, have also been included in the squad. Williamson will lead New Zealand in the ICC T20 World Cup for the third time. New Zealand will play their first match in the T20 World Cup against hosts Australia in Sydney on 22 October.
New Zealand’s squad for the T20 World Cup is as follows:
Kane Williamson (captain), Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill, Lockie Ferguson, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Trent Boult, Finn Allen.