New Zealand Team for T20 World Cup 2024

The ICC T20 World Cup 2024, happening this year, is highly significant. The tournament will see 20 teams competing. New Zealand is placed in Group C along with the West Indies, Afghanistan, Uganda, and Papua New Guinea. This article examines the New Zealand squad for the T20 World Cup 2024.

New Zealand has been the most consistent team in recent ICC tournaments. The ICC World Test Championship in 2021 was won by them. In 2021, they reached the T20 World Cup final, and in 2022, the semi-finals. Last year, they also reached the semi-finals in the ODI World Cup 2023.

Despite putting on impressive displays in World Cups, New Zealand has never claimed a single World Cup title. They were runners-up in the ODI World Cup in 2015 and 2019, as well as the T20I World Cup in 2021. This time, efforts will be made to change their fortunes and secure their first-ever T20 World Cup trophy.

New Zealand Squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Sr. #PlayerBatsman/BowlerAge
1Devon ConwayBatsman/Wicketkeeper32 Years
2Finn AllenBatsman24 Years
3Kane Williamson (C)Batsman33 Years
4Daryl MichellBatsman32 Years
5Glenn PhillipsBatsman27 Years
6Mark ChapmanBatsman29 Years
7Tim SeifertBatsman/Wicketkeeper29 Years
8Mitchell SantnerAll Rounder32 Years
9Rachin RavindraAll Rounder24 Years
10James NeeshamAll Rounder33 Years
11Ish SodhiSppiner31 Years
12Lockie FergusonFast Bowler32 Years
13Adam MilneFast Bowler31 Years
14Trent BoultFast Bowler34 Years
15Tim SoutheeFast Bowler35 Years
New Zealand Squad For T20 World Cup 2024

New Zealand Schedule For T20 World Cup 2024

Date/DayMatch DetailsVenueTime (PST)
June 8, SaturdayNew Zealand vs Afghanistan, 15th Match, Group CProvidence Stadium, Guyana4:30 AM
June 13, ThursdayWest Indies vs New Zealand, 26th Match, Group CBrian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad5:30 AM
June 15, SaturdayNew Zealand vs Uganda, 32nd Match, Group CBrian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad5:30 AM
June 17, MondayNew Zealand vs Papua New Guinea, 39th Match, Group CBrian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad7:30 PM

New Zealand T20 World Cup 24 Team Details

Openers

For openers, Devon Conway and Finn Allen could be picked for New Zealand’s T20 World Cup 2024 team. Conway might also be chosen as a wicketkeeper. Conway didn’t do well in T20Is last year. He only managed to score 78 runs in 6 games, with just one half-century. However, he’s been a strong choice as an opener in all types of cricket for a while now.


Last year, Finn Allen showed he was good at T20 cricket. He played 10 games and scored 312 runs at a fast pace. In one match, he scored 83 runs. Right now, he’s playing in the T20I series against Pakistan. So, it makes sense for Conway and Allen to be the opening batsmen for New Zealand in the T20 World Cup 2024.

Middle-Order

In the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, New Zealand will be led by Kane Williamson. Throughout the past year, numerous games were missed by Williamson due to injury. Nevertheless, in the limited matches played for the team, an exceptional performance was delivered by him. Additionally, participation was had by him in several games during the ODI World Cup. Occupying the one-down position for the Kiwis, a powerful batter is represented by him.

Another powerful middle-order batter for New Zealand, Daryl Mitchell, will be included in the T20 World Cup squad. Wonderful form was displayed by Mitchell in India during the ICC World Cup 2023, where he emerged as the highest run-getter for the team. In 2023, impressive performances were delivered by the right-handed batsman in the shortest format, with 316 runs smacked in 18 games, including 2 fifties.

Glenn Phillips, known for his powerful batting, is a key middle-order player for New Zealand. Last year, he played 10 T20Is and scored 208 runs with a strike rate of over 120. He also scored one half-century.

Mark Chapman is a great pick as a lower-order batsman. He’s a powerful hitter who can score many runs at the end of a game. This makes him perfect for the lower order. Last year, Chapman was New Zealand’s standout batter, scoring 576 runs in 21 T20I games, making him the team’s top scorer. He also hit 1 century and 4 fifties.

Wicket-keepers

In the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Tim Seifert is another good option for New Zealand, alongside Devon Conway. Seifert showed excellent form in T20Is last year, scoring 401 runs in 13 games with 3 half-centuries. He averaged over 33 and was the team’s second-highest run-scorer in 2023. Both Seifert and Conway can be selected as wicketkeepers for the New Zealand squad in the T20 World Cup 2024.

All-Rounders

New Zealand prefers Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, and James Neesham as their all-rounders. Santner and Ravindra are spin all-rounders, while Neesham is a pace all-rounder.

Last year, in 13 games, left-arm spinner Santner got 16 wickets, making him the top wicket-taker for the team in the 20-over matches. Neesham got 11 wickets in 12 games and scored 212 runs with the bat. Last year, 5 wickets were taken by Ravindra in T20Is, showing he’s a strong middle-order batsman who can bowl too. In the ODI World Cup last year, the left-handed batsman played amazingly well.

Spinners

Last year, New Zealand had a successful bowler in Ish Sodhi. He took 15 wickets in 17 games, ranking second in the team. His economy rate was excellent at 7.51. Sodhi is currently their top spinner and will join the T20 World Cup squad. Hence, he might be the only spinner chosen for the New Zealand squad in the T20 World Cup 2024.

Fast Bowlers

Last year, New Zealand saw Ish Sodhi shine as a top bowler. He took 15 wickets in 17 games, ranking second in the team. With an excellent economy of 7.51, he’s their key spinner now. Likely, he’ll make the T20 World Cup squad. Thus, Ish Sodhi might be the only spinner in New Zealand’s T20 World Cup 2024 squad.

Last year, Ferguson only played 5 T20I matches and got 3 wickets. He played 18 ODI games, taking 18 wickets with an economy rate of 5.82. Due to injury, he couldn’t play much in the ODI World Cup. But he’s aiming for a strong performance in the T20 World Cup this year.

Trent Boult isn’t on New Zealand’s main player list, but he always does well in big international cricket events. So, he’s likely to be picked for the World Cup later this year. Last year, he played 15 matches and took 24 wickets with an average of 27.58.

Southee, an experienced pacer for the Kiwis, secured 13 scalps in 10 T20I matches last year, averaging 20.30 with a 7.72 economy. He also impressed in ODIs, taking 17 wickets in 10 games with an economy above 7. Southee, along with Ferguson, Boult, and Milne, could be selected as pacers for the New Zealand squad in the T20 World Cup 2024.

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