New Zealand (NZ) Team Squad, Player List, Schedule For ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – One team along with Bangladesh which has improved as a team in past 2 years is New Zealand. New Zealand is the 2015 World Cup runners-up. The New Zealand team under the leadership of Kane Williamson has improved a lot. Looking at the recent performances, NZ would surely be one of the favorites to win the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Most of the New Zealand players are part of IPL and are performing well and so as per some predictions, NZ will be top contenders for ICC Champions Trophy 2017. New Zealand has excelled in all departments in past few months. From batting to bowling, NZ has good quality pacers as well as spinners.
New Zealand (NZ) Team Squad, Player List For ICC Champions Trophy 2017
New Zealand Team Player List For ICC CT 2017 – As we said earlier, New Zealand is one team which has covered all departments. With Martin Guptill and Tom Latham at the top, New Zealand has one of the best opening pairs in cricket currently. They are followed by Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Luke Ronchi. The Kiwis have also found all-rounders who can be handy with the bat and can also bowl few overs when needed by the captain. Corey Anderson, Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme are few all rounders selected by New Zealand Cricket Board. Jeetan Patel and Mitchell Santner are only two spinners in NZ team.
|Kane Williamson (Captain)||Batsman|
|Mitchell Santner||All Rounder|
|Corey Anderson||All Rounder|
|Luke Ronchi||Batsman / Wicket-keeper|
|Colin de Grandhomme||Bowler|
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – New Zealand Team Schedule
ICC CT New Zealand Team Schedule – New Zealand will start ICC Champions Trophy as one of the hot favorites to win the tournament. Before the actual Champions Trophy kick off, ICC has announced the warm up match schedule which includes all teams excluding South Africa and England will play two-two matches each. The New Zealand team is scheduled to play India and Sri Lanka on 28th and 30th May at Oval and Edgbaston venue.
|28-May||India vs New Zealand||The Oval|
|30-May||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka||Edgbaston|
After the warm up matches are played out, actual ICC Champions Trophy will kick off from 1st June. The New Zealand are placed in Pool A with Australia, Bangladesh and hosts England. New Zealand will kick off the ICC CT 2017 against their arch rivals Australia on 2nd June 2017. England and Bangladesh would be upcoming oppositions New Zealand will face on 6th and 9th June at Cardiff.
|2nd June||Australia v New Zealand||Edgbaston|
|6th June||England v New Zealand||Cardiff|
|9th June||New Zealand v Bangladesh||Cardiff|