New Zealand Captaincy In WC 2023: Kane Williams, the limited overs captain for New Zealand, was seriously injured during IPL 2023. The condition is that it is almost impossible for him to play in the ODI World Cup. In such a situation, churning has already started in New Zealand cricket regarding who will be the captain of the Kiwi team in the ODI World Cup starting in India from October. When head coach Gary Stead was asked about this, he mentioned two names.
Stead said, ‘This is something that we still need to work on. Tim Southee is captaining our Test team and Tom Latham has played a lot of white ball cricket in the past. He has also captained well in Pakistan. After Stead’s statement, it is almost certain that either of these two will captain the Kiwi team in the World Cup. Probably Tom Latham can get priority here.
Tom Latham’s claim stronger
Tom Lathan has captained the Kiwi team whenever Kane Williamson has been absent. Recently, under his captaincy on the tour of Pakistan, New Zealand drew the T20 series 2-2. However, his team was defeated 1-4 in the ODI series. One of the major reasons for the defeat of the Kiwi team was that most of the big players of New Zealand are currently playing IPL.
Good experience of playing in India for Tim Southee
By the way, Tim Southee can be called the most experienced player of New Zealand at the moment. He has a lot of experience of playing in India as well. The World Cup is to be played in India only, in such a situation, New Zealand Cricket can also give the responsibility of captaining its team to Saudi. Last year, even when Williamson was removed from the captaincy of the Test format, Southee was chosen as the captain of red-ball cricket.