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New Zealand announces 15-man squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Kane Williamson to lead

Adam Milne has been selected as the 16th man in the T20 World Cup squad

By Rajan Nath -- August 10, 2021 9:37 am -- Updated:August 10, 2021 9:42 am

Fast bowlers Kyle Jamieson and Lockie Ferguson have been named in New Zealand's squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021, slated to be played in October-November in the UAE.

While the Test squad to tour India will not be announced for another month or so, New Zealand white-ball squads will comprise a total of 32 players - including two new to the set-up in Canterbury all-rounder Cole McConchie, and Wellington paceman Ben Sears.

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Tom Latham will lead the side in Bangladesh and Pakistan, and the usual combination of skipper Kane Williamson and coach Gary Stead will resume duties for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and the Test tour to India.

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Ross Taylor would remain at home to prepare for the Indian Test tour and upcoming home summer. The first NZ squad will depart for Bangladesh on August 23 while the players from the Test tour to India will return home and emerge from MIQ just before Christmas.

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New Zealand Announce 15-Man T20 World Cup Squad, Colin de Grandhomme Left Out

Adam Milne has been selected as the 16th man in the T20 World Cup squad and will join the team for the tournament but can only be called upon to replace a player in the squad in the event of an injury.

Here's New Zealand's squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2021

Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne (injury cover).

Coaching Staff: Gary Stead, Shane Jurgensen, Luke Ronchi, (fourth coach TBA)

New Zealand squad for Bangladesh T20s & Pakistan ODIs:

Tom Latham (c) (wk), Finn Allen, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry (ODI only), Scott Kuggeleijn, Cole McConchie, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears (T20 only), Blair Tickner, Will Young

Coaching Staff: Glenn Pocknall, Graeme Aldridge, Tilan Samaraweera

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New Zealand squad for Pakistan T20Is:

Tom Latham (c) (wk), Finn Allen, Todd Astle, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Mark Chapman, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Ajaz Patel, Ish Sodhi, Ben Sears, Blair Tickner, Will Young.

Coaching Staff: Shane Jurgensen, Glenn Pocknall, Graeme Aldridge, Tilan Samaraweera.

-PTC News

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