Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cricket World Cup 2015 New Zealand team preview

Host country New Zealand is entering as one of the favourites to lift cricket world cup 2015. New Zealand team has enjoyed cricket over a year. They won every Test series in 2014, they have continued that good show by defeating Sri Lanka 2-0 in the recently concluded Test series
Group
Pool A
Squad
Brendon McCullum (captain), Kane Williamson(vice captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Luke Ronchi (wicket keeper), Southee, Ross Taylor, Dan Vettori
Coach
Mike Hesson
Strengths
They are having strong batting and bowling departments. Brendon McCullum will lead from the front while Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor will help the team at crucial times. All rounders Corey Anderson and Elloit can fire up in the lower middle order at the end. Bowling is also strong will pace of Trent Boult, Tim Southee and McClenaghan with experienced Kyle Mills and Daniel Vettori who can boost the team in the field.
Weaknesses
Opening combination is a big worry for New Zealand, Experienced opener Martin Guptill is not is good form. While young has inexperienced to play in the big stage of cricket world cup 2015
Team past record and experience in world cups
New Zealand team is very good in group stages and knock outs but they never gone past semi finals in the history of world cups. Six times they have reached to semi finals in 1975, 1979, 1992, 1999, 2007 and 2011. They want to change this remark by winning cricket world cup 2015 which is hosting in New Zealand.
Fixtures
February 14: vs Sri Lanka, venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
February 17: vs Scotland, venue: University Oval, Dunedin
February 20: vs England, venue: Westpac stadium, Wellington
February 28: vs Australia,venue: Eden Park, Auckland
March 8: vs Afghanistan, venue: McLean Park, Napier
March 13: vs Bangladesh, venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton

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