Blackcaps Squad announced for World T20 2016
Kiwis have announced their Final 15 Member Squad for the upcoming T20 world cup 2016 in India. As per ESPNcriinfo News, New Zealand team keep in mind that They are playing T20 in India so they included Three Front Line Spinners Nathan McCullum, Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi. In Absence of Brendon McCullum Kane Williamson will be leading the Blackcaps so they are very happy with the selection of team by including Three Spinner for ICC World T20 2016.
Coach Mike Hesson said, “With the Indian conditions in mind, the plan has always been to take three front-line spinners and all three bring something different. It’s great to have Nathan available again and his experience in the foreign conditions will be invaluable — both he and Mitch Santner have the ability to bowl in the first six overs, which gives Kane a number of options to work with.”
New Zealand Included Good Pace bowler including the good spinners they have great pace attack of Trent Boult, Adam Milne and All rounder Grant Elliot and Corey Anderson and all have a crucial role for T20 world cup.
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While Batting line are also looking very strong. In the Squad they included firing top order Kane Williamson, M Guptil, Colin Munro who are capable to score quick runs in initial overs as well as middle order.
As per IBNLive News, New Zealand included Henry Nicholls in the national side so They are making Debut in T20 world cup 2016 from New Zealand. Henry Played only 7 One Day International Matches so far.
If we look the Full Kiwis squad then we seen that They have four frontline batsmen, two wicketkeepers in Luke Ronchi and Henry Nicholls, three all-rounders in Mitchell Santner, Corey Anderson and Grant Elliott, three spinners and four pacers. Ish Sodhi has been picked as the third spinner alongside McCullum and Santner.
‘We’ve picked what we think is a well-balanced squad for the conditions,” selector and national coach Mike Hesson said.
”They are far different to what we’re facing over here. The biggest challenge is getting out of pool play, with three sub-continental sides and Australia and only two to go through. It is going to be tough. The challenge for us is adapting and hopefully, we’ve got the squad with enough experience who can do that,” he added.
“With the Indian conditions in mind, the plan has always been to take three frontline spinners and all three bring something different. It’s great to have Nathan available again and his experience in the foreign conditions will be invaluable. Both he and Mitch Santner have the ability to bowl in the first six overs, which gives Kane a number of options to work with,” he concluded.
New Zealand Who is included in the tough group in the group alongside India, Pakistan, Australia and a Qualifier team. New Zealand team starting their T20 world cup campaign by playing their first game against India on 15th March 2016.
New Zealand’s squad for the World T20 in India:
Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Mitch McClenaghan, Trent Boult.