In a truly familial manner, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) unveiled its potent 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup 2023, which is slated to take place in India.
In order to identify the squad members by announcing their respective ODI cap numbers, the cricketers’ families—which included everyone from young children to grandparents—took center stage.
The names of the cricketers and their ODI cap numbers are announced by family members in a brief video that NZC posted on its official social media accounts.
The video begins with Kane Williamson’s wife and kids announcing his cap number before going through a list of cricket players’ close family members.
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 11, 2023
Tom Latham will serve as Williamson’s assistant as he leads the team in the upcoming competition despite his ongoing knee ligament injury.
Renowned bowler Trent Boult will captain the Kiwis’ pace attack, and Adam Milne and Finn Allen have been left off the roster for the major tournament in India.
The opening match of the World Cup will take place on October 5 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, and it is important to note that New Zealand will begin their World Cup campaign in that match.
Here is the complete 2023 World Cup roster.