From dark horse to favourite
New Zealand always started World cup as under-dogs.But it isnt the case this time.This time they are considered as one of the favourites considering the current form of the team.NZ has been the most consistent team next to Australia by reaching semis on 11tournaments.But,they havent taken it to next level.
Kiwis are different team all together.The main reason is their skipper Brendon Mccullumn.He has set new standards to Kiwis cricket.He is considered as one of the most dangerous batsmen of modern era and Successfull captian too.He is a kind of player who always take the onus on himself.Most importantly for kiwis, he is in sublime form.
They have clinched pre-match ODI series against Pakistan with a match to spare and prolonged their enduring form.And the good part to them is home advantage,they are co-host to this world Cup along With Australia.
Bunch of match winners
If you look into the Squad,you can find good number of match winners who can single handedly win the game.Ross taylo,Martin Guptill can score runs at very brisk pace,Kane Richardson is considered as future of NZ Cricket can build innings under any circumstances.Their lower order is also very strong with Corey Anderson and Grant Elliot.Their Bowling attack is one of the dangerous attacks in 2015WC.With Adam Milne,Trent Boult, Mitchell Mcclenaghan their pace attack looks Very Solid.Tim Southe may not be as Quick as other three,but he can trouble the batsmen with his ability to swing.Vettori Will lead the Spin and is kown for his econmoy at International Level.
NZ Suad to world cup
Brendon McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Luke Ronchi (wkt), Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Daniel Vettori, Kane Williamson.