T20 World Cup 2022 New Zealand Team

Over the years, New Zealand’s ability to punch above their weight is what has made the team extremely special, whatever format it may be. However, another constant with New Zealand across their white-ball cricketing history was their tendency to get knocked out in semi-finals of major tournaments. The team changed colors under Brendon McCullum and showed its might by sprinting to the 2015 World Cup Final. Under his successor, Kane Williamson, the team has gone from strength to strength and has become a dominant force in all three formats, securing a place in the finals of three back to back ICC tournaments, including the T20 World Cup.

But just like in the final of the 50-over World Cup in 2019, New Zealand failed to cross the final hurdle and lost to their trans-Tasman rivals in UAE. With the next edition scheduled to take place in Australia, New Zealand would be gearing up to put on another good show but cross the line this time. It’s not always that New Zealand starts a tournament as favorites but based on how they have performed in the past few years, they would definitely be a team on which a lot of eyes would be once the tournament kicks-off. And that they would be doing so despite the lack of superstars speaks volumes of how influential Kane Williamson has been as a leader and as a batsman in the New Zealand unit.

New Zealand are placed in Group 1. They will have some familiar faces waiting for them as England, the team they beat in the last T20 World Cup’s semi-final, and Australia, the team that beat them in the final of the same tournament are also in Group 1 along with Afghanistan. New Zealand hasn’t played any of these three sides since the last World Cup.

However, India couldn’t repeat those heroics again at the biggest stage and apart from managing a runners-up position in 2014, they have failed to come even close to the coveted T20 World Cup trophy. Under Virat Kohli, India’s performance in the 2021 T20 World Cup proved disappointing for the fans as they got knocked out of the tournament after suffering losses in their first two fixtures of the event.

In the 2022 edition, they will be led by Rohit Sharma who began his tenure as India’s T20I captain with series wins over Sri Lanka and West Indies. In Australia, however, the challenge for his team will be much bigger, and that would make fantasy gaming all the more fun for Indian fans who would be playing on MyCircle11 during the tournament.

India finds itself in Group 2 which also features their arch-rivals Pakistan along with another sub-continental team in the form of Bangladesh. South Africa, the team against whom India drew a recent home series 2-2 will also meet India in this group. Two more teams will join them from the qualifiers.

New Zealand Team T20 World Cup 2022 Schedule

Sat 22nd Oct – 12:30 PM

New Zealand vs Australia

SCG, Sydney

Wed 26th Oct – 1:30 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

MCG, Melbourne

Sat 29th Oct – 1:30 PM

SCG, Sydney

Tue 1st Nov – 1:30 PM

England vs New Zealand

The Gabba, Brisbane

Fri 4th Nov – 9:30 AM

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Team New Zealand Captain

The baby-faced Kane Williamson has refashioned New Zealand’s cricketing destiny by leading them to success in all formats for the team. That he has achieved it while being extremely prolific with the bat makes him one of the most special cricketers of this generation. Although not a power hitter himself, Kane Williamson has been effective in the shortest format and has more than 2000 runs. He has emerged as the glue that binds the team both with his batting and his leadership. With 216 runs in the last World Cup, he was New Zealand’s highest run getter and even top-scored with 85 against Australia in the final. But his struggle in the Indian Premier League can be a reason for worry for Indian fans.

Expected New Zealand Squad for the T20 World Cup

Kane Williamson

All-Rounder

Martin Guptill

Batsman

Glenn Philipps

Batsman / Wicket Keeper

Daryl Mitchell

All-Rounder

Tim Seifert

Wicket Keeper

James Neesham

All-Rounder

Mitchell Santner

All-Rounder

Trent Boult

Bowler

Tim Southee

Bowler

Lockie Ferguson

Bowler

Ish Sodhi

Bowler

Adam Milne

Bowler

Kyle Jamieson

Bowler

Michael Bracewell

All-Rounder

Mark Chapman

Batsman

New Zealand Team S.W.O.T Analysis

Strengths – New Zealand’s strength lies in the experience of its most reliable names. Martin Guptill along with Kane Williamson in the batting line-up and Trent Boult and Tim Southee with the ball have been the backbone of New Zealand’s success and they would be key to the team’s chances even in this year’s T20 World Cup.

Weaknesses – Kane Williamson has been terrific for the Kiwis in T20Is but his form in the 2022 Indian Premier League doesn’t inspire confidence. What also doesn’t inspire confidence is how he refused to go down the batting order despite his continued failure with the bat. New Zealand would hope that Williamson finds his mojo back with the bat.

Opportunities – Martin Guptill is 35 and despite having played in both the 50 over World Cup and the T20 World Cup finals, it’s unlikely he would have good memories of those two days. His run-out on the final ball of the super over gave England the World Cup in 2019 while his painstaking knock of 28 from the 2021 World Cup final hurt New Zealand in their quest to win the T20 World Cup. For a player of Guptill’s stature and ability, a T20 World Cup win would be a nice way to stave off those memories.

Threats – A group that has both England and Australia would mean that the contest would be extremely tight to finish in the top two for New Zealand. As the last World Cup showed where South Africa couldn’t proceed despite having four wins out of their five fixtures because of being in the same group as Australia and England, New Zealand should be wary of a similar situation.

Facts and Stats about the New Zealand Team

    • In October 2021, Tim Southee became only the second fast bowler after Lasith Malinga to reach the milestone of 100 T20I wickets.
    • In November 2021, Martin Guptill became only the second male cricketer after India’s Virat Kohli to complete 3,000 runs in the T20 internationals.
    • Guptill also was the first player to have more than 150 sixes in the format against his name.

How to pick a team on My11Circle

When the T20 World Cup gets underway Down Under later this year, you will get the chance to make the most of your knowledge and understanding of the game as multiple matches mean you get to create multiple teams almost every day. So, how to make yourself a winning combination on My11Circle? Here’s how to do it.

Out of the 22 players who are involved in the match, you are supposed to pick 11 players to create your fantasy team. The 11 players should include batsmen, wicketkeeper, bowlers, and all-rounders.

After you have picked the 11 players, you would need to assign captaincy and vice captaincy to two of the players. It’s very important to take this decision with due consideration as the points that they will earn at the end of the match will get multiplied.

But you must pick all those players with just 100 credits in your kitty. All the players are assigned a certain value based on their form and stature, which would often mean that picking 11 of the highest rated players wouldn’t be possible with the budget of 100 credits.

So, use your knowledge of the game – conditions, form of cricketers, their performance against different kinds of oppositions – to predict the 11 top performing players of the match and pick them in your side.

So, what are you waiting for? Begin your preparations for the grand event and download the My11Circle app now to go up against fantasy gamers from around the world during the T20 World Cup 2022!

Frequently Asked Questions the About New Zealand Team

Has New Zealand ever won a T20 World Cup?

New Zealand has never won the T20 World Cup. They finished as Runners up in the 2021 T20 World Cup, losing to Australia in the final.

Who has scored the most number of runs for New Zealand in T20Is?

Martin Guptill has scored more than 3000 runs for New Zealand in T20Is.

Who has taken the most number of wickets for New Zealand in T20Is?

Tim Southee is among the very few with more than 100 wickets in T20I cricket.

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