ICC World Cup 2019: Team Analysis of New Zealand

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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 19: Kane Williamson of New Zealand hold the series trophy after winning game five of the One Day International Series between New Zealand and Pakistan at Basin Reserve on January 19, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

The World Cup specialist team can surprise us again by reaching finals


Who could forget the dominating New Zealand team in the Last World cup when they defeated big teams and reached the finale. Brendon McCullam had an amazing stint at World cup last year where he scored some record-breaking 50s for the team. This time New Zealand will enter the World Cup without their heroic Wicket- Keeper batsman.

Kane Williamson’s team will have more wins than India, England and South Africa

New Zealand is one of those teams whom you don’t expect to play good in a big tournament against big teams. Time and again we have seen Kiwis coming from no- where and reaching the Knock-out stages in the big tournaments. They are the only second team after Australia to win most matches in World Cup History. Australia has 62 wins and New Zealand has 48 wins in World Cup History.

Batting Heavy New Zealand team can destroy any bowling unit

The biggest strength of Kane Williamson’s team is their top five. It consists in-form Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Wicket-Keeper batsman Tom Latham. New Zealand has taken 2 Wicket-Keepers with them for the upcoming series. They have Tom Blundell as the back-up wicket-keeper who is also a handy batsman. Henry Nicholls has been in good form and will play the role of finisher along with other all-rounders.

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Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham and Mitchell Santner all-round capability will give them the stability and balance in the lower middle order.

Death overs will haunt New Zealand’s team

Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry and Tim Southee, will be handling the pace-attack. Death bowling will be a concern for them as no one has the capability to nail Yorkers in death overs. Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner give enough variations to the team in Spin- Department.

We all know the capabilities and skill these people have. On their day they can destroy any bowling unit. England’s seaming pitch won’t create much problem for New Zealand’s batsmen as conditions in England and Wales are little similar.

We won’t be surprised if Kiwis surprises us in World Cup

We won’t be surprised if Kiwis surprise us in the World Cup by reaching into Semi-finals and ahead. They have the history and batting power to take them to Semi-finals, but looking at the death bowling it is difficult to predict so.

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