New Zealand were semi-finalists in inagural T20 world cup back in 2007 and their performance didn't dip too much second time around in 2009 but the spot for finals eluded them. From May 2010 is another chance for black jersey team to prove they can make world stand up and clap for them.
Daniel Vettori will lead the side with Brendon McCullum free from wicket keeping responsibility as Gareth Hopkins has done exceptionally well in last 6 months in shortest version of the game. New Zealand T20 world cup squad also marks the return of Jesse Ryder, the talismanic allrounder who bats left handed in top order and can bowl his quota medium pace overs with accuracy. Jesse last played for Kiwis back in September 2009 in Champions trophy before suffering abdominal surgrey. Aaron Redmond, the right handed opener, is the surprize pick and as is Rob Nicol, the 27 year old rookie who bats right handed and also bowls offspin. Nicol was in termendos domestic form and earned his place on sheer weight of performances.
Shane Bond, Kyle Mills, Ian Butler, and Tim Southee are the medium pace options in the squad with also includes Nathan McCullum, the offspinner.
Fixtures : T20 world cup 2010.
|Players||Age||T20 Mts||Playing role|
|Daniel Vettori (captain)||31||21||Left arm spinner, left handed batsman|
|Ross Taylor (v.c)||26||27||Right handed top order batsman|
|Martin Guptill||23||15||Right handed batsman, can offspin|
|Jesse Ryder||25||9||Left handed batsman, right arm medium|
|Scott Styris||35||22||Right handed batsman, right arm medium|
|Jacob Oram||32||23||Left handed batsman, right arm medium|
|Aaron Redmond||30||4||Right handed opening batsman|
|Brendon McCullum||28||33||Right handed batsman, wicket keeper|
|Gareth Hopkins||33||4||Right handed batsman, wicket keeper|
|Nathan McCullum||29||15||Right handed batsman, offspinner|
|Kyle Mills||31||15||Right arm medium fast, can bat|
|Rob Nicol||27||rookie||right arm medium & offspinner|
|Shane Bond||35||15||Right arm fast medium bowler|
|Tim Southee||21||11||Right arm medium fast bowler|
|Ian Butler||28||12||Right arm medium fast bowler|