New Zealand announce their 15 member squad for the World Cup few moments back. The Brendon McCullum squad has a huge surprise as they left out All-Rounder Jimmy Neesham and pacer Matt Henry from the squad and Grant Elliott and Trent Boult replaces them.
Allrounder Grant Elliott has been recalled to the New Zealand ODI squad for the World Cup. Elliott has not played an ODI since November 2013. Spinner Daniel Vettori too makes it to the 15 alongside Nathan McCullum as the two spinners. The 15 member squad contains 6 batsmen, 2 All-Rounders and seven frontline bolwers.
“Our batting unit has good depth and Grant’s inclusion assures us strong cover in the middle order. He brings a lot of experience and his record in New Zealand and Australia conditions is excellent. There were some hard decisions to make, but we’re pleased with the overall 15 we’ve chosen. A lot of bowlers have performed brilliantly for us over the past couple of seasons, which certainly made it difficult, but we think we have the right mix,” said coach Mike Hesson.
Squad: Brendon McCullum, Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Mitch McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Daniel Vettori, Kane Williamson, Corey Anderson, Tim Southee, Luke Ronchi and Ross Taylor.
Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum,Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Daniel Vettori, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills and Mitchell McClenaghan.