New Zealand announce their final squad for World Cup 2023

New Zealand ready with their 15 man squad for the upcoming World Cup.

by Aryan Lakhani
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New Zealand announce their final squad for World Cup 2023
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New Zealand recently announced their final 15 player squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup hosted by India. Many new names have been added to the team; it seems to be a strong squad balanced with a strong batting and bowling attack.

Here's the official New Zealand squad for World Cup 2023: Kane Williamson (captain), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (vice captain & wicket keeper), Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.

Kane Williamson will be captaining the side; he is still not available to play due to an ACL injury; his inclusion indicates that he will soon show up and regain some momentum before the World Cup starts. It will be very interesting to see how Will Young performs; this will be his first time playing in a World Cup.

Will Young has been playing fairly decent in the ongoing series with England. Watch New Zealand vs England 2 ODI highlights below:

New Zealand coach on the final selection

The head coach of team New Zealand Garry Stead, is pleased with the finalized squad for the ICC World Cup 2023 and looks forward to the tournament.

"It's always a special time to name a tournament team and I'd like to congratulate the 15 players selected today," Garry said, as quoted by cricbuzz.com. "It's a great honour to represent your country at a World Cup, from Kane and Tim heading to their fourth tournament to the guys selected for the first time it's always a very exciting time.

Garry further said: As with any squad named for an ICC tournament, there have been some tough calls and there will be some disappointed players. The key for us was finding the right balance for the squad and making sure we had our bases covered for what is going to be a very competitive tournament".

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