WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — All-rounder Jimmy Neesham, widely recognized for his pivotal role in the thrilling final of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, has secured his place in New Zealand’s 15-man squad for this year’s highly anticipated tournament in India.

Neesham played a crucial role in New Zealand’s batting lineup during the Super Over that was needed to determine the winner of the unforgettable last World Cup final against England at Lord’s. Even the Super Over ended in a dramatic tie, ultimately leading to England’s victory based on the number of boundaries scored.

Despite not being among the centrally contracted players, both Jimmy Neesham and fast bowler Trent Boult, who played a vital role in the memorable final, have earned their spots in the New Zealand squad announced on Monday.

Kane Williamson, the esteemed captain of the New Zealand team, is currently recovering from a serious knee injury sustained during the Indian Premier League in April. His availability for the upcoming tournament remains uncertain.

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Williamson and the seasoned fast bowler Tim Southee have been selected for their fourth appearance in a World Cup. The squad also features newcomers to the 50-overs World Cup: spin bowling all-rounder Rachin Ravindra, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, and Will Young.

In contrast, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and vice-captain Tom Latham are set to participate in their third World Cups.

Head coach Gary Stead expressed his enthusiasm for the squad’s blend of experience and fresh talent, noting, “From Kane and Tim, who are heading to their fourth tournament, to the newcomers making their debut, it’s always an exciting time. Tough decisions had to be made, and undoubtedly, there will be disappointed players. Our primary focus was to strike the right balance within the squad and ensure that we are well-prepared for what promises to be a highly competitive tournament.”

Before the official commencement of the tournament on October 5th, New Zealand is scheduled to participate in a warm-up match against Pakistan in Hyderabad on September 29th.

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