New Zealand announce One Day International squad for Australia tour, Boult remains in Kiwi squad

Image Source: Twitter (@BLACKCAPS) New Zealand announced their ODI squad for the Australia tour in the month of September

Highlight

  • Trent Boult, now a free agent for New Zealand, is back in the ODI setup
  • New Zealand will play 3 ODIs in their Australia tour
  • The series will be played in the name of Chappell-Hadlee Trophy

ICC Cricket World Cup Super League: The New Zealand team is currently making a dominant showing especially in the white-ball format of the game. The Kiwis, who took on West Indies in the 3-match T20I series and 3-match ODI series earlier this month, beat them in every department of the game. For the past few years, Kane Williamson And his side has been quite a tough side to beat in any format of the game. As far as the skills of the Kiwi players are concerned, they made it to the finals of the 2015 and 2019 ODI World Cups. Later in 2021, he defeated India in the first World Test Championship final and later locked horns with Australia in the 2021 T20I World Cup played in the United Arab Emirates.

Much to New Zealand’s misfortune, they lost all three white-ball finals and two of them came against arch-rivals neighbors Australia in 2015 and 2021 respectively. The Kane Williamson-led New Zealand team is now the ICC T20I World Cup which will be played in Australia later this year and they have started planning for the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup. When New Zealand toured the Caribbean island, they were touted as the absolute favorites to win the series and lived up to their promise. They defeated West Indies by a margin of 2-1 in both the T20I and ODI series.

On the other hand, it is the dominant Australian team under the leadership of Aaron Finch Who is the current T20I world champion. Surprisingly, the Australian team has not played enough cricket this year. He last played a white ball series against Sri Lanka. The white-ball series was evenly drawn with Australia winning the T20I series by a 2–1 margin and Sri Lanka winning the ODI series by a 3–2 margin. The Aussies played their last white ball game on June 24, 2022 and have enjoyed an extended break so far.

After coming out of the Caribbean series fresh and tasting resounding success, New Zealand have now announced their squad for the three-match ODI series which will be played in Australia. Surprisingly, Trent Boult The ODI setup has been recalled and will once again be seen in New Zealand colours.

New Zealand Team:

Kane Williamson (Captain), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin GuptillMatt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Michelle SantnerBen Sears, Tim Southee

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