New Zealand at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis
Updated - Jan 8, 2015 7:05 pm
New Zealand at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis: New Zealand has announced its 15-man squad for the World Cup. Brendon McCullum will lead the squad and Kane Williamson will serve as vice-captain. The squad made headlines after Jimmy Neesham, who has been a regular in the side since his debut, was dropped and all-rounder Grant Elliot was picked, who last played an international in September 2013. Matt Henry who had a fantastic series against Pakistan in UAE was also dropped to the senior counter-part Tim Southee. The world cup has returned to the land of Kiwis after 1992 and the hosts will have an added advantage of playing all their matches at home grounds.
Many fans would want to know how their team’s representation fared previously at the faster pitches of Australia and New Zealand and what was their contribution in previous editions of the World Cup? We have combined the meticulous data of New Zealand’s representation at the World Cup. The stats include each player’s contribution in Australia and New Zealand as well as in previous world cups.
Most experienced in Australia/New Zealand: Daniel Vettori – 151 matches
Most experienced in World Cups: Brendon McCullum – 25 matches
|Players||Performance in AUS/NZ||Performance in WCs|
|Trent Boult||3||32||4||First Experience|
|Grant Elliot||18||387||4||First Experience|
|Tom Latham||6||124||–||First Experience|
|Corey Anderson||10||311||14||First Experience|
|Mitchell McClenaghan||11||40||19||First Experience|
|Adam Milne||2||–||1||First Experience|
|Luke Ronchi||12||309||–||First Experience|
Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum will be playing their 4th world cup while Kyle Mills and Ross Taylor will be playing their 3rd World Cup. 7 out of 15 players will be making their world cup debut but they will be benefited as most of New Zealand’s matches are in New Zealand.
All the stats are updated until January 20th, 2015.