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New Zealand T20 WC Squad: Despite fractured finger, Daryl Mitchell to travel for T20 World Cup, Gary Stead says ‘he has showed value to team, it was right decision to make’

New Zealand T20 WC Squad: Despite fractured finger, Daryl Mitchell to travel for T20 World Cup, Gary Stead says ‘he has showed value to team, it was right decision to make’

New Zealand T20 WC Squad: Daryl Mitchell T20 World Cup: New Zealand have made the decision to take Daryl Mitchell for the T20 World Cup in Australia. He was ruled out of the ongoing tri-series after fracturing his finger in right hand. Black Caps head coach Gary Stead confirmed that the player will be flying […]

New Zealand T20 WC Squad: Daryl Mitchell T20 World Cup: New Zealand have made the decision to take Daryl Mitchell for the T20 World Cup in Australia. He was ruled out of the ongoing tri-series after fracturing his finger in right hand. Black Caps head coach Gary Stead confirmed that the player will be flying to Australia with the squad. Follow T20 World Cup live updates with InsideSport.IN

Also Read: T20 World Cup: New Zealand suffer BIG BLOW, Daryl Mitchell in serious doubt for World Cup after fracturing his finger in training

It is an interesting decision that the management has taken with the T20 World Cup starting from October 16. New Zealand open their World Cup campaign against Australia on October 22, and there is 12 days for that.

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New Zealand T20 WC Squad: Despite fractured finger, Daryl Mitchell to travel for T20 World Cup, says ‘he has showed value to team, it was right decision to make’

However, Stead is aware that making Mitchell available for the first game might not be possible. They are looking to field him from the second game, which is on October 26 against Afghanistan.

“The good news is we have made a decision about Daryl Mitchell and he will tour with us to the World Cup. When we thought about the value Daryl brings to the team and the likely time frame, we are still hopeful he will be right for the first game but probably more realistically the second game,” Stead said.

New Zealand T20 WC Squad: Despite fractured finger, Daryl Mitchell to travel for T20 World Cup, says ‘he has showed value to team, it was right decision to make’

“There will still be four pool games to go and then hopefully semi-final and final after that. Daryl has showed the value to this team and we feel it was the right decision to make.”

With the decision already made about taking him, it just shows the faith Stead and co has in his ability. Mitchell is looked upon as an important member of the New Zealand unit in the shorter format especially.

He has delivered for the Black Caps with the bat in his international T20 career, scoring 657 runs at a strike rate of 141.59. The player is known to play the big shots and New Zealand will expect to see him doing the same after he recovers from his injury.

New Zealand T20 WC Squad: Despite fractured finger, Daryl Mitchell to travel for T20 World Cup, says ‘he has showed value to team, it was right decision to make’

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