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Tom Blundell, New Zealand wicket-keeper, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Surprise pick Blundell's chance to showcase his talent on big stage
Like most wicket-keepers, Tom Blundell tends to favour cross-batted shots, particularly cuts, pulls and sweeps, however, his game is mostly built on a strong defensive technique.
Henry Nicholls, New Zealand batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Talented Nicholls' chance to repay team management's faith
Nicholls has been promoted to open for the national side. He has not yet shown the form that first got him selected as an opener, but he's got a history of repaying any faith shown in him.
Tom Latham, New Zealand wicketkeeper batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Latham's adaptability to slow surfaces makes him valuable asset
The slower the pitch, the lower the bounce, the more it suits Latham. While Guptill, Williamson and Taylor tend to struggle when it keeps low, Latham thrives. As a result, he is a very valuable part of the batting unit because he helps bring some consistency.
Ross Taylor, New Zealand batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Often underappreciated, rampant Taylor a big threat for opposition
This will be Taylor's fourth World Cup, and, given that he's 35, it's likely to be his last. A big tournament could be a fitting farewell to one of the most underappreciated players in the world right now.
Kane Williamson, New Zealand batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Kiwi captain crucial to team's chances but needs to improve white-ball form
Despite only being 28, Kane Williamson has already got more test centuries than any other New Zealander, and only his penchant for getting out in the 90s has prevented him from having a large lead over anyone else.
Martin Guptill, New Zealand batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Black Caps openers' form and consistency key to Kiwi's chances
Since the 2015 World Cup, Martin Guptill has averaged over 50, with a strike rate just under 100. He has been consistent also, averaging over 50 and scoring at least one century against every opponent except England and India in that time.
Colin Munro, New Zealand batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Munro promises explosive starts but needs consistency
Another string to Munro's bow is that he is also an effective medium pace bowler, with the lack of height from his short stature and ability to take the pace off the ball making him particularly useful on slow pitches, where the batsmen struggle to get him away.
Ish Sodhi, New Zealand bowler, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Sodhi's wrist-spin and guile provide exciting options to Kiwis
Ish Sodhi bowls with a traditional Australian-style action similar to Shane Warne, Adam Zampa or Amit Mishra. This may be partly due to Sodhi having been mentored by Stuart McGill.
Mitchell Santner, New Zealand all-rounder, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Santner's trickery with ball and reliable batting make him an asset
One noted weakness for Santner is his catching. He has probably dropped more catches than the rest of the side combined, and this is certainly an area that he needs to improve.
James Neesham, New Zealand all-rounder, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Neesham adds much-needed balance to squad with versatility
James Neesham seems to be destined to be used in the Jacques Kallis type role — predominantly playing as a batsman, but being given multiple short spells with the ball.
Matt Henry, New Zealand bowler, World Cup 2019 player full profile: Kiwi pacer can bring X-factor with extra pace, seam and bounce
Henry is probably the quickest of the three New Zealand opening bowlers, and, unlike Southee and Boult, is more reliant on seam and bounce than swing.
Colin de Grandhomme, New Zealand all-rounder, World Cup 2019 player full profile: De Grandhomme's versatility makes him a match-winner
Colin de Grandhomme's two roles are quite different in the match, a steady, consistent and defensive bowler and an explosive, inconsistent and attacking batsman, but if he comes off with both of them, he could win a number of matches for New Zealand.
Tim Southee, New Zealand bowler, World Cup 2019 player full profile: Black Caps pacer can sing redemption song if he rediscovers extra yard of pace
Tim Southee is currently the eleventh highest world cup wicket taker, and second amongst active players (after Lasith Malinga). He could climb up the list considerably if he rediscovers an extra yard of pace.
Trent Boult, New Zealand bowler, World Cup 2019 player full profile: Adept and astute, Kiwi pacer can match 2015 heroics
The thing that makes Boult stand out is his late release point and good wrist control that means that he can bowl both a yorker or a bouncer without signalling to the batsman with a significant change in release.
Lockie Ferguson, New Zealand bowler, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Black Caps pacer's middle and death overs bowling key for the team
Ferguson’s ability to take wickets in the middle overs, particularly bowling in tandem with the spinners is going to be important for New Zealand, as is his ability to keep it tight at the death.
According to an ICC release, India have actually stretched their lead over South Africa from four to 13 points after the results from 2014-15 were removed from the equation.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson calls for more Test cricket after series wins against West Indies, England
Kane Williamson said he would have liked to have had more Test cricket this season after series victories over West Indies and England in the four red-ball matches.
New Zealand vs England: James Vince, Mark Stoneman half-centuries put visitors in command at stumps on Day 3
New Zealand, who started the day at 192 for six, were all out for 278, allowing England to start their second innings 29 ahead.
Moeen Ali scored 28 runs in two innings in the first Test and failed to take a wicket as New Zealand marched to an innings and 49-run victory.
New Zealand vs England: Visitors' captain Joe Root says team needs to learn quickly from crushing defeat to Kiwis
Root's side were undone when they were destroyed by a superb display of swing and seam bowling by Trent Boult and Tim Southee on the first day and skittled out for a measly 58.