New Zealand 2011 World Cup Squad
New Zealand 2011 World Cup Squad
DANIEL VETTORI (captain)
Role: Left-hand batsman, slow left-arm orthodox
Stats: ODIs 266, Runs 2,052, Highest 83, Average 17.24, Strike-Rate 81.46, Centuries 0, Fifties 4, Catches 76, Wickets 279, Best bowling 5-7, Average 31.27, Economy-Rate 4.13
Often seen as a defensive captain, but rated as one of the top left-arm spin bowlers in the world and number one in the ICC world ODI bowling rankings. A strong mid-lower order batsman with a reputation for being able to produce a big innings when required. Will step down as New Zealand captain at the end of the World Cup.(Photo: Getty Images)
Role: Left-hand batsman, right-arm fast bowler.
Stats: ODIs 8, Runs 7, Highest 4 not out, Average 7, Strike-Rate 29.16, Centuries 0, Fifties 0, Catches 0, Wickets 14, Best bowling 4-46, Average 21.64, Economy-Rate 5.30
A powerfully built fast bowler who hits the deck hard, Bennett was drafted into the New Zealand side last year. He is the quickest of the New Zealand bowlers at more than 140 kph and generates good bounce.(Photo: Getty Images)
Role: Left-hand batsman, left-arm medium-fast bowler
Stats: ODIs 83, Runs 909, Highest 98 not out, Average 24.56, Strike-Rate 77.03, Fifties 3, Catches 22, Wickets 75, Best bowling 5-42, Average 39.44, Economy-Rate 5.14
Broke into the New Zealand team in 2001 as a left-arm medium-fast bowler, Franklin is being moulded into an all-rounder with a liking for batting on sub-continent wickets. He was New Zealand's top scorer on their India tour last November.(Photo: Getty Images)
Role: Right-hand batsman, right-arm off-break
Stats: ODIs 44, Runs 1,310, Highest 122 not out, Average 34.47, Strike-Rate 82.44, Centuries 1, Fifties 9, Catches 18, Wickets 2, Best bowling 2-7, Average 26.50, Economy-Rate 5.89
Posted his highest score in his first international against the West Indies in 2009. Consistently gets a start but has a tendency to throw his wicket away. A useful spin bowling option when required to break up a stubborn partnership.(Photo : Getty Images)
Role: Right-hand batsmen
Stats: ODIs 39, Runs 1,020, Highest 139, Average 30.00, Strike-Rate 68.18, Centuries 1, Fifties 2, Catches 19
How has been inconsistent at an international level as a top-order batsman. Capable of compiling big scores and just as easily being dismissed cheaply, he is New Zealand's back up wicketkeeper although he has not previously filled the role at a senior level.(Photo: Getty Images)
Role: Right-hand batsmen, wicketkeeper
Stats: ODIs 184, Runs 3,781, Highest 166, Average 28.21, Strike-Rate 88.50, Centuries 2, Fifties 10, Catches 206, Stumpings 13.
An explosive batsman, McCullum can destroy bowling attacks on his day, capable of clearing the boundaries on both sides of the wicket as well as with a scoop shot over his head. He hit a World Cup record four years ago scoring 50 in 20 balls against Canada.(Photo: Getty Images)
Role: Right-hand batsman, Right-arm off-break
Stats: ODIs 19, Runs 349, Highest 65, Average 23.26, Strike-Rate 84.50, Centuries 0, Fifties 2, Catches 6, Wickets 12, Best bowling 3-35, Average 51.00, Economy-Rate 4.58
Has emerged as Vettori's main spin partner in ODIs over the past two years but has not been required at Test level. He has shown glimpses of his brother Brendon's electrifying batting skills but coming in low in the order, he has had few opportunities.(Photo: Getty Images)
Role: Right-hand batsman, Right-arm medium fast bowler
Stats: ODIs 126, Runs 836, Highest 54, Average 16.39, Strike-Rate 80.30, Centuries 0, Fifties 2, Catches 34, Wickets 186, Best bowling 5-25, Average 26-47, Economy-Rate 4.75
Mills has excelled at the one-day version of the game as a tight, medium-fast bowler who is also capable of scoring quick runs at the tail of the innings. Currently 17th on the ICC ODI bowling rankings.(Photo: Getty Images)
Role: Left-hand batsman, Right-arm medium bowler
Stats: ODIs 145, Runs 2,230, Highest 101 not out, Average 24.50, Strike-Rate 85.01, Centuries 1, Fifties 12, Catches 43, Wickets 147, Best bowling 5-26, Average 30.44, Economy-Rate 4.34
A more than useful all-rounder, Oram is a powerful hitter capable of getting his side out of trouble, and with is 1.78 metre height is able to pin down batsmen with his medium-paced deliveries. However, he has been troubled by injury throughout his career and not been available as often as New Zealand would have liked.(Photo: Getty Images)
Role: Right-hand batsman, Right-arm medium-fast bowler
Stats: ODIs 43, Runs 148, Highest 32, Average 9.25, Strike-Rate 87.57, Centuries 0, Fifties 0, Catches 7, Wickets 52, Best bowling 5-33, Average 35.38, Economy-Rate 5.43
Made his international debut as a 19-year-old and three years on, has assumed the mantle as New Zealand's leading ODI bowler. Particularly effective bowling at the death where he can deliver consistent yorkers.(Photo: Getty Images)
Role: Right-hand batsman, Right-arm medium bowler
Stats: ODIs 180. Runs 4,341, Highest 141, Average 32.88, Strike-Rate 79.21, Centuries 4, Fifties 27, Catches 70, Wickets 133, Best bowling 6-25, Average 35.42, Economy-Rate 4.75
Has developed from a bowler, who both bats and bowls during his 12-year international career. Was one of New Zealand's better performers at the last World Cup with 499 runs at 83. Has retired from Tests to prolong his ODI career.(Photo: Getty Images)
Role: Right-hand batsman.
Stats: ODIs 99, Runs 2,731, Highest 128 not out, Average 35.01, Strike-Rate 80.75, Centuries 3, Fifties 19, Catches 73.
An aggressive top-order batsman who is particularly strong with the pull shot, but out of touch in the just concluded ODI series against Pakistan. A keen student of the game and popular with the other players, Taylor is a front-runner to replace Vettori as New Zealand captain.(Photo: Getty Images)
Role: Right-hand batsman, Right-arm off-break bowler.
Stats: ODIs 11, Runs 253, Highest 108, Average 25.30, Strike-Rate 59.95, Centuries 1, Fifties 0, Catches 3, Wickets 1, Best bowling 1-2, Average 103, Economy-Rate 4.90
A top order batsman, Williamson was brought into the New Zealand team last year after topping the domestic competition averages while still a teenager. Although a competent accumulator of runs his strike rate is still low at international level.(Photo: Getty Images)
Role: Left-hand batsman, Left-arm slow orthodox bowler.
Stats: ODIs 2, Runs 11, Highest 11, Average 11, Strike-Rate 57.89, Centuries 0, Fifties 0, Catches 0, Wickets 0, Best bowling 0, Average 0, Economy-Rate 5.00
Brought into the World Cup squad as a third spinner behind Vettori and Nathan McCullum following outstanding performances in the domestic competition. Selected for two games in the recent series against Pakistan without success.(Photo: Getty Images)
Role: Left-hand bat, Right-arm medium
Stats: ODIs 28, Runs 857, Highest 107 Average 35.70, Strike-Rate 97.49, Centuries 2, Fifties 4, Catches 9, Wickets 10, Best bowling 3-29, Average 31.80, Economy-Rate 6.40
Jesse Ryder is a big man who could have a massive impact on New Zealand's World Cup dreams. Behavioural problems and injuries have dogged his short career, but he is hoping to remain fit and controversy-free throughout the tournament. As an opening batsman, Ryder is similar to his partner Brendon McCullum - at their best, both can fly out of the blocks to cause headaches for opposing captains. Ryder is an eye player - he sees the ball, and he hits it. It may not always be from the textbook, but it is effective, and that's the sort of x-factor that can be a World Cup firework or flop.(Photo: Getty Images)