The 15-man New Zealand squad has been announced for the World T20 Championship which will be held in India from next month as they have brought back Nathan McCullum and two more spinners have been picked while considering Indian conditions.
The brother of former captain Brendon McCullum, Nathan has not played since August due to injuries and has experienced which will be key for his side. The coach of the New Zealand team Mike Hesson said that his experienced in the foreign conditions will be useful.
Hesson also said that McCullum and other spinner Mitchell Santner have the ability to bowl in the first 6 overs and both can also contribute with the bat so they are very valuable in Indian conditions. He said that they have picked up best possible squad for competition.
Left-handed batsman Henry Nicholls has not played a T20 game for New Zealand yet but he has been included due to his One-Day International (ODI) performance. He can also keep the wickets if Luke Ronchi gets injured, which became a solid reason for his inclusion.
Kane Williamson will be captain of the team. New Zealand will play their first game of the competition against hosts India on 15 and other teams in their group are Pakistan, Australia and a qualifying team which will be decided later.
Full Squad: Kane Williamson (capt), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi (wk), Mitchell Santner, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi