Kiwis will bank on these players to get their first ever Cricket World Cup
New Zealand is a team who has always performed good World Cup better they have never triumphed the World Cup. Last time they reached into finals only to lose against mighty kangaroos in 2015. This year’s team looks more vulnerable as they don’t have Brendon McCullum to lead them. However, there are some match-winning players in the team. Here we will look at the top five players from the team who can help kiwis in getting their first ever Cricket World Cup.
This is a guy who has scored runs wherever he has gone. The world-class batsman will be the key in this world cup for the Kiwis. He is currently positioned at 13th in ICC ODI Men Cricket rankings. He can play spin and pace equally well which makes him tops the list. The captain has scored 2 centuries on a trot currently and has a total of 373 runs at an average of 186.50.
The only reason Ross Taylor is below Kane Williamson is that he comes at no.4 which gives him less time to score runs. Currently ranking 3 in ODI ranking, he has been in great form since last 2 years and has the ability to stabilize as well as pace the innings.
The left-handed swing king will test the batsman with his swing and seam of the new balls. He is one of the pacers to watch in World Cup along with India’s Jasprit Bumrah, Australia’s Mitchell Starc, England’s Jofra Archer and others. He ranks 2nd in the ODI bowling rankings.
He is the second New Zealand player to feature in top ten men in ODI Rankings. The dangerous opening batsman has the ability to crush any bowling unit. Who could forget his 237 in last year’s World Cup and the starts he used to give along with Brendon McCullum.
This may seem like a surprise but the left-arm orthodox bowler makes into our list. He along with Ish Sodhi are the only two spinners for their team. Mitchell Santer could be big trouble to the right-handed batsman in the tournament.
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