Black Caps ODI releases its squad for the three-game ODI series against Bangladesh in Dunedin on March 20, 2022. The squad lineup includes Devon Conway, Will Young, and Daryl Mitchell. So, who are they? Will this squad win the game?
As a young cricketer, Devon Conway became a star in the New Zealand cricket team. Conway is also a member of the Gauteng squad, a South African domestic cricket squad, and has an important role for the T20 side. Starting from February 2022 Conway plays for Chennai Super Kings for the 2022 India Premier League tournament.
Will Young plays as a batsman for the New Zealand cricket team. Just like Conway, Young shows his talent in cricket by being a captain of the New Zealand Under-19 cricket team in 2012. In December 2020, Young made his international debut for the New Zealand cricket team.
In 2019, Young also notched two one-day hundreds for a New Zealand XI. At that time, his team competed against Australia XI in Brisbane. The worst day was when Will Young had to take shoulder surgery. He has to stop playing cricket for a while before coming back, including becoming one of the Black Caps squad members.
Daryl Mitchell started his cricket career in 2008 with Northern Districts. In the next year, Mitchell made his T20I debut for the New Zealand team against India. New Zealand cricket team coach saw his great talent and called him for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Since February 2022, he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament. It is his OID squad debut and test season.
The Chance for the Black Caps to Win the Game
Gavin Larsen, the Black Caps selector, explained that they should get the one-day side back together. The game will be so interesting to see because the tournament is using a new World Cup cycle. Larsen also explains that this series is a great opportunity to find the best formula for the team dealing with the new format.
Garvin Larsen is impressed with the quality of his three players. It gives a big opportunity for the team to lead the game. The performance may not be maximum due to the condition of Lockie Ferguson and Colin de Grandhomme who got an injury on the back and ankle.
Besides the star cricketers above, Larsen also brings Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, and Kyle Jamieson. Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, and Ross Tylor will also join this team to compete against Bangladesh.
Due to the condition of the team, the Black Caps cricket team still has to work hard to win the game against Bangladesh. Some star cricketers are suffering from injury and it affects the performance of the squad. Plus, they also have to face a new cycle that also affects the formation of the team. The experience and skills of the three cricketers above can help Black Caps to win the game.