Neesham and Young added to NZ World Cup roster; Allen, Jamieson, and Milne left out

The 15-man New Zealand team for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India has chosen Will Young over Finn Allen. Kyle Jamieson, a pacer, and Adam Milne, who was unable to play in the ODI series against England, are also absent. Both Trent Boult and James Neesham, who are unaffiliated with a central contract, have been selected.

Along with all-rounders Daryl Mitchell and Neesham, the speed department consists of Boult, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, and Matt Henry. The team’s two specialty spinners are Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner. The inclusion of Neesham in the squad was made possible by the fact that spin-bowling all-rounder Michael Bracewell was unable to be chosen due to a right Achilles injury that has sidelined him for six to seven months.

Squad: Tom Latham (vc, wk), Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry,

Gary Stead, the head coach, was cited as saying, “We felt that Youngy was the right guy to go with.” “We just thought that we examined the probable gameplan in India, examined the surroundings, and also examined the forms of the two players.

Although there is still no set timeline for Kane Williamson’s comeback from his ACL injury, he will serve as the team’s captain. Until Williamson is available, the team will be captained by Tom Latham, the vice-captain.

Williamson and Southee will be making their fourth World Cup appearance. Rachin Ravindra and Young were chosen for their first-ever senior World Cup squads, while Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, and Glenn Phillips made their ODI World Cup debuts.

“I’d like to congratulate the 15 players chosen today. Naming a tournament team is always a memorable occasion. Being chosen to represent your nation at a World Cup is an honor, Stead added. “It’s always a very exciting time, from Kane and Tim heading to their fourth tournament to the guys selected for the first time.”

“There have been some difficult decisions, and there will be some dissatisfied players, as with any side picked for an ICC tournament.

Finding the correct squad balance and making sure we were prepared for what was going to be a fiercely competitive event were the keys for us. Any replacements made after September 28 must have ICC permission. All teams have until September 28 to finalize their 15-player squads.

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