New zealand announces the squad for England tour and ICC World Test Championship
New zealand has announced the 20 man squad for the ICC World Test Championship including three uncapped players. This squad will further be cropped up to play the World Test championship which will start on 18 June.
Before the start of ICC World Test Championship, New Zealand will first play a two-match Test series against England. First match will be played on June 2 at Lord’s in london. And the Second test will be played on June 10 in Birmingham.
Kane williamson will be leading the team while Rachin Ravindra, Devon Conway and Jacob Duffy could make their test debut against England.
A few days back, New Zealand head coach Gary Stead had also hinted about the possible inclusion of Rachin Ravindra, Jacob Duffy in the probable 11 in the Test against England.
“Rachin’s been earmarked as a star of the future since his Under-19 days and we’ve been really encouraged by the advancement in his game this season, with both bat and ball. He’s obviously an opening option, but also has the ability to bat in the middle order which combined with his left-arm finger spin make him a great asset to our squad,” New Zealand coach Gary Stead said.
“Jacob’s been a consistent performer on the domestic circuit and his ability to swing the ball made him a particularly compelling option with a Dukes ball in English conditions. Doug’s a match winner and we’re confident he’ll enjoy bowling on English pitches in June,” Stead added.
New Zealand’s squad for the 2021 England tour: Kane Williamson (c), Rachin Ravindra, Colin de Grandhomme, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner, Ajaz Patel, Doug Bracewell, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Will Young, Devon Conway, Jacob Duffy, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling (wk), Tom Latham, Daryll Mitchell, Henry Nicholls.
New Zealand’s Test series against England will begin on May 25, 2021. Since IPL 2021 will be underway in India then, Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, and Kyle Jamieson will likely miss the series’ first Test.