New Zealand Cricket Team for World Cup 2015:
New Zealand Cricket Team has always been an exciting side in all the ICC tournaments. ICC World Cup is not a different case. They have always performed well in the league stages. When it comes to the knock-outs, they have never cleared the semi-final stage. They have reached to the semi final 6 times in 1975, 79, 92, 99, 2007 and 11. Sadly they’ve lost every time. New Zealand will be looking to change it in ICC World Cup 2015.
New Zealand Cricket Team has enjoyed a good run over last year. They did not lose a Test series in 2014. The team registered wonderful wins against India at home and Pakistan in the UAE. They have defeated Sri Lanka 2-0 in the Test series and tied 1-1 in the ODIs.
Group: Pool A.
Captain: Brendon McCullum.
The team looks perfect in all the departments. Their fielding skills are unparalleled. The batting and bowling units complement each other. Brendon McCullum at the top provides the team aggressive start with Guptill. McCullum is capable of attacking the opposition and change the course of the match. Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Grant Elliott give strength to the middle order. Corey Anderson and Luke Ronchi in the lower middle order provide the firepower at the finish.
Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Adam Milne are a deadly trio. Their combination of accuracy, seam and swing with pace will be a tough proposition. Kyle Mills and Daniel Vettori add valuable experience to the team. Mitchell McClenaghan is also a good prospect in bouncy pitches.
New Zealand Cricket Team:
Brendon McCullum (capt), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Luke Ronchi (wk), Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Dan Vettori and Kane Williamson.
Brendon McCullum (capt), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Luke Ronchi (wk), Tim Southee and Ross Taylor.
Probable Playing XI:
Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (capt), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Danial Vettori, Adam Milne, Tim Southee and Trent Boult.
February 14: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Hagley Oval, Christchurch
February 17: New Zealand vs Scotland, University Oval, Dunedin
February 20: New Zealand vs England, Westpac stadium, Wellington
February 28: New Zealand vs Australia, Eden Park, Auckland
March 8: New Zealand vs Afghanistan, McLean Park, Napier
March 13: New Zealand vs Bangladesh, Seddon Park, Hamilton
New Zealand Cricket Team has the best chance to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The matches is going to played in their home conditions. The players are doing good as a unit. The team definitely stands in top 3 in this tournament.