New Zealand has today announced its squad of 15 players for the ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in New Zealand over February and March. Coach Mike Hesson announced the squad at Hagley Oval at 5pm on Wednesday. Hesson said that it was all about finding the right balance, “There were some hard decisions to make, but we’re pleased with the overall 15 we’ve chosen. A lot of bowlers have performed brilliantly for us over the past couple of seasons, which certainly made it difficult, but we think we have the right mix. Our batting unit has good depth and Grant’s (Elliott) inclusion assures us strong cover in the middle order. He brings a lot of experience and his record in New Zealand and Australia conditions is excellent.”
The Black Caps’ first match of the tournament is against Sri Lanka on 14 February at Hagley Oval.
New Zealand ICC Cricket World Cup Squad:
Brendon McCullum (captain)
Photo: Adam Milne
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