The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is all set to be played in India. This mega event will start on October 5 in Ahmedabad with an opening encounter between England and New Zealand. This tournament will feature the top ten teams in the world. Notably, this will be the first time in history that the two-time champion West Indies will not be part of the tournament. There will be a total of 48 games between ten teams, including the final on November 19 in Ahmedabad. Each team will play nine group matches, and the top four will qualify for the semi-finals. These matches will be played across ten venues in India. The last date to announce the World Cup squad is September 15. However, some teams have already announced their squads for the World Cup tournament.
ODI World Cup 2023 New Zealand Squad
The New Zealand Cricket Board (NZC) is the latest to announce the squad for the mega event. The NZC announced a 15-member squad on Monday, and it saw the biggest name in the team, Kane Williamson, make a comeback after suffering a horrible injury during the Indian Premier League 2023. Williamson suffered an injury in the opening match of the IPL 2023 and has been out of action since then.
He underwent surgery and has shown a great recovery. As a result, he is back leading the team. The team is full of experienced players, and some of those players played in the 2019 World Cup as well, when New Zealand finished as runners-up. Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, and Lockie Ferguson will be in the pace attack. The spin department will see Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, and Rachin Ravindra.
The batting is looking pretty strong with the return of Williamson. Devon Conway, Tom Latham, and Glenn Philips are the three wicketkeepers available in the team, and all are pretty good with the bat. James Neesham and Daryl Mitchell are the pace-bowling all-rounders. All in all, this team is looking pretty good to pose a threat to others.
New Zealand’s World Cup Squad:
Kane Williamson (c), Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (vc & wk), Daryl Mitchell, Lockie Ferguson, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee and Will Young.
ODI World Cup 2023 New Zealand Schedule
New Zealand will play their opening game, which is the tournament’s opener against England on October 5 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Their second game is against the Netherlands on October 9 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The last group match for the Kiwis is on November 9 against Sri Lanka in Bangalore. New Zealand will be playing across six different venues in India in the group stage.
|Oct 05, Thu
|1st Match – England vs New Zealand
|Oct 09, Mon
|2nd Match – New Zealand vs Netherlands
|Oct 13, Fri
|3rd Match – New Zealand vs Bangladesh
|Oct 18, Wed
|4th Match – New Zealand vs Afghanistan
|Oct 22, Sun
|5th Match – India vs New Zealand
|Oct 28, Sat
|6th Match – Australia vs New Zealand
|Nov 01, Wed
|7th Match – New Zealand vs South Africa
|Nov 04, Sat
|8th Match – New Zealand vs Pakistan
|Nov 09, Thu
|9th Match – New Zealand vs Sri Lanka