Conway named in Williamson-led New Zealand T20 World Cup squad

Conway named in Williamson-led New Zealand T20 World Cup squad

Devon Conway has been named in New Zealand’s provisional 15-man T20 World Cup 2024 squad, with Kane Williamson named captain of an experienced squad and Ben Sears named as the 16th roaming reserve.
The team also features veterans Tim Southee and Trent Boult. Rachin Ravindra and Matt Henry are the only members of the team who have not previously appeared in a T20 World Cup.
Conway had recently been ruled out of the IPL as he was yet to recover from the thumb injury he had suffered in February. Meanwhile, Williamson is back leading the team after missing New Zealand’s last two T20I series – the home series against Australia in February due to the birth of his third child and the tour of Pakistan due to IPL duties.
Fast bowler Adam Milne has been ruled out after recent ankle surgery ruled him out of the tour of Pakistan. Kyle Jamieson is also unavailable as he continues his long recovery from another stress fracture in his lower back.

Allen has recovered from the back injury that kept him out of the tour of Pakistan. Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham and Ish Sodhi are the only players who participated in that tour and have been part of the New Zealand team.

New Zealand coach Gary Stead believes New Zealand have all bases covered.

“We expect the West Indies venues to offer quite varied conditions and we believe we have selected a team with the ability to adapt to those conditions,” Stead said.

“Matt has worked exceptionally hard on his skills throughout the phases of a T20 game to once again be considered for selection.

“Rachin has made every position a winner over the last 12 months and it was exciting to see him continue that trajectory over the summer in the T20 format against Australia.”

Team New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ben Sears (traveling reserve)