World Cup 2019: New Zealand team show off their tournament kits and have fun on media day

World Cup 2019: New Zealand team show off their tournament kits and have fun on media day

The Kane Williamson led side was the first one to name their final 15-man squad for the tournament.

Kane Williamson of New Zealand
Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Kane Williamson, Tim Southee and Colin de Grandhomme of New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

The ICC World Cup 2019 is just around the corner and each of the 10 participating teams has reached England and are preparing for the main event, by taking part in the warm-up games. South Africa, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Pakistan have all played one of their two games on May 25. On May 26, India will play New Zealand and Australia will face off against England in their warm-up games.

New Zealand, as always, is considered to be one of the underdogs in the tournament given that they have managed to reach the finals just once, in the last edition held in Australia and their backyard. The Kane Williamson led side was the first one to name their final 15-man squad for the tournament and also had a long gap to wind down and now will be back to their best.

New Zealand reveals their World Cup kit

The New Zealand team members attended the press greetings which involved Q&A, games like the steady hand, make your opponent laugh and other fun stuff which also displayed the Kiwi kit that will be worn during the ICC World Cup 2019, starting from their warm-up game against India on May 26.

New Zealand’s World Cup kit is an all-black coloured jersey and pants with white collars and NEW ZEALAND written across in the front in white colour. The team sees some of the most exciting players in the tournament in likes of Martin Guptill, the second batsman to hit a double century in World Cup history and the highest score in a World Cup match — unbeaten 237. They have the experience in Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, who will miss the warm-up games due to injury and all-rounders like Tim Southee, Jimmy Neesham and Mitchell Santner.

“There are a few guys in the squad from the last World Cup which is great. But four years in between means there are a lot of new players. There has been an of talk about rankings, favourites, underdogs but what stands out is how balanced it is. Which means anything can happen on the day which is so exciting,” Kane Williamson was quoted as saying by India Today during the captain’s meet and greet.