Will New Zealand win the T20 World Cup this year?

After performing brilliantly in the ODI World Cup, New Zealand’s eyes will be on the upcoming T20 World Cup, so know which player will give a winning performance

The first side to announce its 15-man lineup for the T20 World Cup, which will take place in the United States and the West Indies starting in June, is New Zealand. The team that always performs well in ICC events will be waiting to lift the trophy this time. The team was announced today under the captaincy of Kane Williamson. Many big names are on this list.

New Zealand’s T20 World Cup squad:

  • Kane Williamson (c)

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  • Finn Allen
  • Trent Boult
  • Michael Bracewell
  • Mark Chapman
  • Devon Conway
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Matt Henry
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Jimmy Neesham
  • Glenn Phillips
  •  Rachin Ravindra
  •  Mitchell Santner
  •  Ish Sodhi
  •  Tim Southee
  •  Ben Sears (travelling reserve)

Key Players for New Zealand in T20 World Cup 2024

  • Kane Williamson

Because of his unique batting style, which involves evaluating the situation before batting, we anticipate that Kane Williamson will lead the New Zealand squad this time with batting. Till now, Kane Williamson has played 89 T20 matches in which he has scored 2547 runs, which includes 18 half-centuries.

  • Trent Boult

The New Zealand team’s lead bowler, Trent Boult, has played 57 matches so far, in which he has taken 74 wickets. Now he is playing in the IPL for the Rajasthan Royals. His performance in the IPL is also good. He has taken 115 wickets in 97 IPL matches. He took wickets in the initial overs, which helped the team get off to a good start.

  •  Rachin Ravindra

This year’s T20 World Cup will also feature opener Rachin Ravindra, who impressed everyone in the ODI World Cup the year before. He has only appeared in 20 T20 matches for New Zealand thus far, but in those games, he has scored 214 runs with a strike rate of 133. Currently, he is a member of the Chennai Super Kings IPL team in India.

  • Daryl Mitchell

Daryl Mitchell, one of the best all-rounders in New Zealand, will try to perform well for his team in the T20 World Cup this year. Until now, he has played 63 T20 matches in which he has scored 1260 runs at a strike rate of 138. This year, he has also made his IPL debut, playing for the Chennai Super Kings team.

  • Tim Southee

Tim Southee is going to play in the last World Cup. Its focus will be on making its team win. He will have the most experience among the entire team, which will also help the captain. Till now, he has played 122 T20 matches, in which he has taken 157 wickets.

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What can we expect from other players?

  • Michael Bracewell

New Zealand’s Michael Bracewell, known for his big-hitting abilities, will make his T20 World Cup debut this year. He has shown his talent by playing in many leagues. Till now, he has played only 21 matches, in which he has taken 167 runs in batting and 24 wickets in bowling.

  • Devon Conway

Devon Conway is one of the most dangerous openers for the New Zealand team. He has scored 1338 runs in 46 international T20 matches, and that too at a strike rate of 129. Currently, he is not able to play in the IPL due to injury, but by the time of the T20 World Cup, he will be fully fit.

  • Mitchell Santner

Mitchell Santner, the spin bowler who has played 100 T20 matches for New Zealand, has taken a total of 111 wickets, and with an economy of just 7.11, the conditions in the USA (pitches or wickets) could suit his bowling style.

  • Glenn Phillips

The responsibility of giving a good finish to the New Zealand team by batting in the 3rd or 4th position will be on him. Till now, he has scored 1816 runs in 74 T20 matches, and that too at a strike rate of 143.

  • Lockie Ferguson

The team will have high hopes from New Zealand’s best fast bowler, Lockie Ferguson, that he will bowl well in the death overs and not let the other team score too many runs. He has taken 54 wickets in 38 T20 matches.

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Prediction

The performance of the New Zealand team in ICC events has been quite good. Looking at the team this time, we can say that their team is completely balanced and can perform well in this T20 World Cup as well. New Zealand has a good chance of doing well in this World Cup. Kane Williamson has a lot of experience in captaincy, and looking at his leadership qualities, it can be said that the New Zealand team can make it to the top 4 in this T20 World Cup in 2024.

New Zealand’s Schedule for T20 World Cup 2024

TEAM  TEAM DATE VENUE
New Zealand vs Afghanistan June 7 Guyana
New Zealand vs West Indies June 12 Tarouba
New Zealand vs Uganda June 14 Tarouba
New Zealand vs PNG June 17 Tarouba