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Adam Milne named in NZ World Cup probables

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December 22, 2010

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Rob Nicol plays a sweep shot, Canterbury v Otago, Christchurch, HRV Cup 2010-11, December 15, 2010
Batting allrounder Rob Nicol is among seven uncapped players included in New Zealand's World Cup probables © Getty Images

Eighteen-year-old fast bowler Adam Milne is among six uncapped players who have been included in New Zealand's preliminary 30-man squad for the 2011 World Cup. Jacob Oram, who is considering calling time on his injury-ridden career if he cannot make the cut for the big event, has also been picked.

Dean Brownlie and Luke Woodcock, who along with Milne got their first international call-ups for the Twenty20s against Pakistan, also find a place in the side. Canterbury's Rob Nicol and Central Districts' Doug Bracewell - nephew of former New Zealand player and coach John Bracewell - are the other new faces in the list, along with wicketkeeper Reece Young, who has replaced Gareth Hopkins for the Tests against Pakistan. Hopkins, who struggled through the India tour in both the Tests and one-dayers, failed to make the cut for the World Cup as well.

"A number of uncapped guys who have excelled domestically made the squad," chief selector Mark Greatbatch said. "We believe it represents the best one-day cricketers we have in New Zealand. There is genuine competition for places as we look to select final 15 for the World Cup and that's exciting."

The squad will be reduced to 15 players by January 19.

Squad: Brent Arnel, Hamish Bennett, Doug Bracewell, Dean Brownlie, Ian Butler Grant Elliott, Daniel Flynn, Martin Guptill, Jamie How, James Franklin, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Peter McGlashan, Andy McKay, Rob Nicol, Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Shanan Stewart, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor, Daryl Tuffey, Daniel Vettori, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson, Luke Woodcock, Reece Young


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Posted by Dummy4 on (December 28, 2010, 19:34 GMT)

Brendon McCullum (wk), Jesse Ryder, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Jacob Oram, Peter McGlashan, James Franklin, Daniel Vettori (c), Kyle Mills, Hamish Bennett, Adam Milne, Nathan McCullum, Kane Williamson, Ian Butler.

Posted by Pushpakumara on (December 28, 2010, 4:05 GMT)

My probable Newzealand squard 1.Jessi Ryder 2.B.Macculam 3.M.Guptill 4.R.Taylor 5.S.Styris 6.J.Franklin 7.J.Oram 8.G.patel 9.N.Macculam 10.D.vettori 11.K.Mills 12.D.tuffey 13.I.Butler 14.T.Southee 15.P.McGlashan **New zealand has real talented players.But without improving teamship and confidence, they couldn't get a victory.They are in very diffculities against talented spinners.Their bowling attack is aggressive.But it is need to be improved their batting.Specialy,bulding partnerships between wickets.

Posted by Ben on (December 23, 2010, 0:13 GMT)

@AndyZaltzmannsHair - EXACTLY... Where is Justin Green?! Not just NZ's best, but the world, and quite possibly the universes best Wicket Keeper-Batsmen/Opening bowler/ Fielding Specialist and he's not even in the prelimnary squad!!! Pftt... smells of a conspiracy to me!!! :P

Posted by Ryo on (December 22, 2010, 19:16 GMT)

Where's Justin Green? It's a travesty that NZ's youngest and yet most experienced and naturally gifted wicketkeeper batsman - fast bowler - fielding specialist is not included.

Posted by Steve on (December 22, 2010, 18:00 GMT)

I don't know too much about NZ domestic performances. I sincerely hope NZ selectors pick out and out fast bowlers for WC in sub-continent bec medium pace won't cut it there and will be a cannon fodder for India, Pak, SL players. They must also select one/two batsmen to bat thro' the 50 overs at the top. NZ has one too many stroke makers at the top and before you knew it, they would be 50/5 on a bad day.

Posted by Dummy4 on (December 22, 2010, 15:45 GMT)

Sujoy has a point, only Shane Bond is 35 and retired from all competitive cricket earlier this year. Despite recent form Kyle Mills is still our best strike bowler and should be backed. Milne should be given time to develop into a genuine quick instead of rushing him into ODI's and watching him crash and burn through injury. Southee still has much yet to offer in coming years, provided he can learn to bowl when the ball isn't swinging. I see no reason why we should leave Mckay out at this stage - his pace is an asset we are sorely lacking and a few bad games is no reason to leave him out in the cold. Butler and Franklin are auto-selections for me as genuine all-rounders. I think Oram may be done... B McCullum should be wicketkeeping IMHO he is the best wicketkeeper we have. Starting XI: B McCullum (wk) J Ryder R Taylor(vc) M Guptil K Williamson J Franklin D Vettori(c) I Butler K Mills T Southee A Mckay Reserves: S Styris, N McCullum, H Bennet, R Nicol

Posted by kumar on (December 22, 2010, 14:12 GMT)

the selectors dont have many players to choose from. only individual brilliance can help NZ go far. Hope Mccullum, Oram, Taylor and Vettori come good in this world cup!

Posted by Dummy4 on (December 22, 2010, 14:03 GMT)

where is peter foulton, wht these selectors r doing they have not won a match fromlast three months bec of this. such a good talented player is missing who has already scored few hundreds,,,,,,,,,,, surprise

Posted by Levi on (December 22, 2010, 11:22 GMT)

decent 30 now the right 15 has to be selected and hopefully fitness and other preventable issues are now behind this talented group. my 15 - Butler, How, Franklin, Mills, B.McCullum, Oram, Patel, Stewart, Styris, Taylor, Tuffey, Vettori, N.McCullum, Ryder, Southee.

Posted by Dummy4 on (December 22, 2010, 11:17 GMT)

I struggle to see how Wellington journeyman Luke Woodcock, managed to make it into the T20 squad over the electric Rob 'Curls' Nicol.

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