The New Zealand cricket team has unveiled its jersey for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India, set to commence on October 5. The announcement was made on X by NZC, with players Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, and Tom Latham donning the new black jersey featuring vertical lines. You can find the jersey on their official website.
Our @cricketworldcup shirt is here!
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 18, 2023
New Zealand recently faced England in a four-match ODI series on their home turf, unfortunately losing the series 1-3. Their next challenge awaits them in Bangladesh, where they will engage in a three-match ODI series starting on September 21. Lockie Ferguson will lead the side, which includes promising young talents.
A notable return to the New Zealand squad is batter Kane Williamson, as he was included in the roster for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on September 11. Williamson and fast bowler Tim Southee will be participating in their fourth World Cup.
Mark Chapman secured his place in the squad after displaying excellent form in white-ball cricket. Additionally, 23-year-old spin-bowling all-rounder Rachin Ravindra earned his spot following an impressive performance, taking 3/48 against England in the first ODI.
However, there were omissions in the squad, with young top-order batter Finn Allen and backup wicket-keeper Tim Seifert missing out. Tom Latham will be the sole wicket-keeper in the squad. Unfortunately, Adam Milne, who suffered a hamstring injury during New Zealand’s tour of England, did not make the cut.
Before the World Cup opener on October 5, the New Zealand side is scheduled to play ODIs against England and Bangladesh, including a rematch of the 2019 Final against England.
New Zealand WC Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.