11. Trent Boult
Boult-Southee have turned the clocks back showing their white-ball supremacy. While Boult has picked up 11 wickets with a strike rate of 10.7
10. Tim Southee
Southee has stepped up with seven scalps. What has been impressive about them is their economy, which is less than six after five Super 12 games.
9. Ish Sodhi
Sodhi was also under-bowled against Afghanistan, much like his spin-bowling partner. But, his tally of eight wickets in five matches makes him a threat against England.
8. Mitchell Santner
Santner was prevented by Williamson after being slightly expensive against Afghanistan in his two overs. There was also a threat of him going against the left-handed Najibullah Zadran, who was playing him well.
The only weak link in this bowling unit might just be Adam Milne, who has picked up only two wickets in four games. However, he has kept his economy down at 6.75, which is a good thing.
6. Glenn Phillips
Phillips didn’t get a hit against Afghanistan, but his 21-ball 39 against Namibia gives an indication that he is in good stead as well.
5. Devon Conway
Conway gave him good support in this innings. The southpaw’s 32-ball 36 was vital for his side as well, given how things had become a little tricky.
4. Jimmy Neesham
Neesham is given the task to bowl only when Williamson feels he wants a little less from one of his bowlers and the role seems to be fit for Neesham, who has also batted at a strike rate close to 150 for his 46 runs.
3. Kane Williamson
The skipper Kane Williamson has struggled with his elbow and strike rate through the tournament, yet managed to deliver in his designated role from time to time.
2. Daryl Mitchell
He has scored 125 runs, which includes a crucial 49-run knock against India.
1. Martin Guptill
Guptill, with his 23-ball 28, and Mitchell, with his 12-ball 17, made sure that the Blackcaps were not behind the required rate from the very onset. That has been their role specifically.