World cup 2019: Kiwi selectors have surprised everyone by giving Tom a chance in the World Cup. Although Tom has been in New Zealand for Tests and T20 debuts, he has not played one more ODI yet.
World Cup 2019: New Zealand has declared its 15-member squad for the ICC World Cup, the great cup of Cricket to be held in England in June this year. Well, there are mostly experienced players in this team. But a name has surprised everyone. The name is Uncapped wicket-keeper batsman Tom Blundell. Kiwi selectors have surprised everyone by giving Tom a chance in the World Cup. Although Tom has been in New Zealand for Tests and T20 debuts, he has not played one more ODI yet. Tom has played two Tests and three T20 matches so far. Tom had a century in his Test debut.
Regarding Tom’s selection, Gary Stade, the head coach of the team said, “The correct balance of the team matters more to us. As a ODI team we have been performing well for the last few years. We have a lot of experienced players who have proven themselves at the top level. “Coach further said,” I want to congratulate all the selected players. Representing your country in the World Cup is a great honor and I know that the entire team and support staff are looking forward to the challenges ahead. “
Tell the veteran player Ross Taylor this will be the fourth cup and he will become the seventh Kiwi cricketer to achieve this achievement. At the same time Ken Williamson, Tim Southey and Martin Guptill will play their third World Cup. New Zealand’s 15-man squad for the World Cup has three fast bowlers in the form of Trent Boult, Matt Henry and Loki Fergusson, while Mitchell Santnar and Ish Sodhi have two spinners. Includes two all-rounders in the form of Colin de Grandhom and Jimmy Neesham. Apart from two specialist batsmen in the form of Henry Nichols and Colin Munro, Ken Williamson and Ross Taylor are also included.
Team: Ken Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill’s Henri Nichols, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Tom Blundell, Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southey, Matt Henry, Loki Ferguson, Trent Bolt.