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New Zealand’s Probable Playing XI for T20 World Cup 2024

New Zealand’s Probable Playing XI for T20 World Cup 2024

Ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024, here is New Zealand's Probable Playing XI under Kane Williamson's leadership.

The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 is set to begin on June 1, featuring a record 20 teams. Co-hosted by the USA and West Indies, New Zealand is the first nation to announce its squad. With veterans returning, including captain Kane Williamson and likely opener Devon Conway, the Black Caps boast an experienced lineup. Their first match is against Afghanistan on June 7. Here, we discuss their New Zealand Probable Playing 11 for the tournament.

New Zealand Probable Playing XI for T20 World Cup

Finn Allen

Devon Conway (wk)

Kane Williamson (c)

Mark Chapman

Daryl Mitchell

Glenn Phillips

James Neesham

Mitchell Santner

Trent Boult

Ish Sodhi

Tim Southee

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New Zealand Probable Playing 11

Devon Conway accumulates runs steadily, while Finn Allen provides aggressive strokeplay, forming an effective opening partnership for New Zealand.

Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell will come in middle order to help Kiwis with their expereince and anchoring the batting. Meanwhile, Mark Chapman, a promising talent in New Zealand Cricket, has shown significant improvement with the bat across all formats in recent years.

Glenn Philips brings the power game in the latter half of the innings for Blackcaps in the T20I format, scoring quick-fire runs to propel their totals above par while giving a couple of overs of spin on a regular basis. Mitchell Santner, who has the captaincy experience with New Zealand in the T20I format, can strike a long ball if needed, but his bigger role is with the ball, squeezing the flow of runs of the opposition and taking key wickets.

Tim Southee and Trent Boult form a formidable new-ball partnership, consistently taking early wickets for New Zealand. Lockie Ferguson acts as the enforcer, contributing in all innings phases. Ish Sodhi, the right-arm leg spinner, plays a vital but often overlooked role, maintaining tight control in T20Is.

New Zealand T20 World Cup squad

Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.

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