New Zealand’s ODI World Cup 2023 squad was revealed in a touching and distinctive fashion, with the players’ beloved family members unveiling the team set to embark on their journey to India.

New Zealand’s World Cup squad reveal took an endearing twist, with the 15 players’ families playing a central role in unveiling the team set to embark on their journey to India.

The excitement for their campaign’s start on October 5 at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium is palpable, as it marks a rematch of the last World Cup’s finalists against England.

Following this, they’ll engage with the Netherlands on October 9 in Hyderabad, take on Bangladesh on October 13, and face Afghanistan on October 18, both matches in Chennai.

Subsequently, pivotal clashes await against India on October 22 and Australia on October 28, both in Dharamsala. In November, they’ll confront South Africa on the 1st in Pune, Pakistan on the 4th in Bengaluru, and ultimately Qualifier 2 on November 9 in Bengaluru.

The heartwarming squad reveal video has garnered praise and admiration from enthusiastic fans, undoubtedly marking a profoundly special occasion for both the players and their loved ones.

Despite enduring a severe injury during the Indian Premier League and currently in the process of recovery, Kane Williamson has been entrusted with the captaincy of the team. Tom Latham assumes the role of vice-captain and takes on the wicketkeeping duties for the squad.

In the batting department, Kane Williamson, Daryn Mitchell, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, and Will Young form the specialist group.

The pace attack is led by Trent Boult, accompanied by seasoned campaigners Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, and Matt Henry. Jimmy Neesham is the lone pace-bowling all-rounder, while spin-bowling all-rounders include Rachin Ravindra and Mitchell Santner. Ish Sodhi is the primary spinner.

Notably absent are Finn Allen, initially seen as Martin Guptill’s replacement, and left-handed batter Henry Nicholls, who boasts 67 ODIs. Kyle Jamieson, returning from injury, currently competes in the four-match ODI series against England and didn’t make the cut, while Adam Milne, nursing a hamstring injury, is also absent from the lineup.

New Zealand squad for ODI World Cup 2023: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Tom Latham (vc/wk), Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Will Young

Last Updated on September 11, 2023

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