The New Zealand cricket team unveiled their jersey ahead of the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup in India, which starts on October 5. NZC made the announcement via Twitter. Pacers Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult and wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham were seen in the new jersey. The color is predominantly black and has a series of vertical lines. “Our @cricketworldcup shirt is here! Available | http://on.nzc.nz/3RmGNd5 #BACKTHEBLACKCAPS #CWC23,” Blackcaps tweeted. New Zealand recently played a four-match ODI series at home against England, which they lost 1-3.
Us @cricketworldcup shirt is here!
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 18, 2023
Kiwis’ next challenge will be a series against Bangladesh away from home, comprising three ODIs starting from September 21. Lockie will lead the team that contains a lot of young talent.
Notably, batsman Kane Williamson made his return to New Zealand as the Blackcaps announced their squad for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup on September 11.
Williamson and fast bowler Tim Southee have been named to appear at their fourth World Cup.
After a strong run of form in the two white-ball formats, Mark Chapman has earned his place, as has 23-year-old spin-bowling all-rounder Rachin Ravindra, who claimed 3/48 against England in the first of four matches. ODIs on Friday.
There was no room in the group for young top batsman Finn Allen, nor for back-up wicketkeeper Tim Seifert, with the Black Caps opting for Tom Latham as the only wicketkeeper in the squad. Adam Milne, who recently suffered a hamstring injury during New Zealand’s tour of England, has also missed out.
The side will meet England and Bangladesh in ODIs before taking on England again in a rematch of the 2019 final in the World Cup opener on October 5.
New Zealand selection: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.
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