New Zealand will kick the occasion off with their first four video video games in direction of the teams from the subcontinent.

Blackcaps. (Image by Dianne Manson/Getty Footage)

New Zealand is probably going one of many most-deserving teams which is however to win an ICC 50-over World Cup. The group reached in semi-finals inside the first two editions of the occasion. Furthermore, they need to the penultimate stage of the opponents four further cases in 1992, 1999, 2007 and 2011. Nonetheless, it was solely in 2015 that they managed to interrupt this semi-final jinx.

On this model of the occasion, they managed to get into the last word. Nonetheless, that they had been outdone by their Trans-Tasman rivals, Australia. That was certainly one of many worst heartbreak moments inside the historic previous of New Zealand Cricket. Heading into the upcoming model of the World Cup, the Blackcaps look strong however as soon as extra. That they had been the first out of the ten teams to name their 15-man squad and look terribly correctly balanced.

Will Kane Williamson fulfil the wishes?

Kane Williamson will in all probability be important the side in 2019. They’ve Martin Guptill as certainly one of many openers whereas they’re pretty versatile in regards to the totally different. Ross Taylor, Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls kind the crux of the middle order. Moreover, the Blackcaps have gotten among the many biggest all-rounders inside the kind of Mitchell Santner, James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme. Tom Blundell bought right here as certainly one of many largest surprises inside the group.

The bowling moreover appears sorted for New Zealand. They’ve gone with a pace-heavy assault and may monetary establishment numerous hopes on the chief of the assault, Trent Boult. Tim Southee, Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson are amongst the alternative decisions that are accessible for the group.

New Zealand will in all probability be collaborating of their first recreation on the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff in direction of Sri Lanka. This may in all probability be adopted by the video video games in direction of the teams from the subcontinent – Bangladesh, Afghanistan and India. South Africa, Windies, Pakistan and Australia observe subsequent. The side will wrap up the league phases with the game in direction of the hosts, England.




Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.