A seasoned New Zealand squad will be led by captain Kane Williamson at the T20 World Cup.

The first team to disclose their composition was New Zealand, led by veteran player Kane Williamson in the 2024 T20 World Cup. That was on Monday for the Black Caps. Spinner Matt Henry and batting all-rounder Rachin Ravindra are the only two members of the 15-man squad who have never participated in a T20 World Cup.

Williamson is not the only player in the starting lineup with more experience than the veteran fast bowler Tim Southee, who heads the New Zealand Test team. Southee will play in his seventh World Twenty20 Cup. The sixth-time representative of New Zealand, veteran bowler Trent Boult, has also been announced.

In an announcement from New Zealand Cricket, it was said that Matt “has worked exceptionally hard on his skills across the phases of a T20 game to come back into selection consideration.” Gary Stead, head coach, affirmed this. Observing Rashin stay on that path during the summer while facing Australia in Dafabet cricket was exhilarating. Over the past 12 months, he has made each post a success.”

“We believe we’ve chosen a squad with the flexibility to adjust to those conditions, and we anticipate the West Indies venues to offer fairly varied conditions,” Stead added.

During Rummy Gold 51 five-match home series against Pakistan in January, Williamson made his T20 International cricket comeback after an injury layoff that lasted more than a year. Despite only being able to participate in two of the series’ games because of a hamstring injury, his recent performance in the Gujarat Titans’ 2024 Indian Premier League suggests that he is fully recovered.

Ben Sears, a pace bowler, will train with the squad and be present for any injuries that may arise alongside the 15 players selected for the tournament roster. Furthermore disclosed by NZC, Kyle Jamieson was ineligible for selection due to his ongoing recuperation from a back injury, while Adam Milne was excluded following surgery for an ankle condition.

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