New Zealand name preliminary squad for T20 World Cup 2012

New Zealand Cricket has announced the 30-man preliminary squad for the ICC T20 World Cup to be staged in Sri Lanka in September and October 2012.

National Selection Manager, Kim Littlejohn said: “This preliminary squad of 30 represents the best Twenty20 players in New Zealand.

“It’s a well-balanced squad with a number of proven performers, giving us plenty of options ahead of final squad selection.

“With the exception of George Worker and Anaru Kitchen, who have both shown promise at domestic level, each member has international experience.

“From this large group we believe we can select a talented Twenty20 squad that will make a strong claim in Sri Lanka.”

The squad is to be reduced to 15 players by August 18.

New Zealand Cricket has also announced a 28 player preliminary squad for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 to be staged in Sri Lanka in September and October 2012.

National Selection Manager, Kim Littlejohn said: “The players who have made the preliminary squad are the best players available and deserve their inclusion.”

“The group includes a lot of up and coming talent, as well as a number of experienced international players.

“The likes of Brooke Kirkbride, Felicity Leydon-Davis and Georgia Guy are all under 20 years old and are likely to have a big impact in the future.

“The return of Nicola Browne and Sophie Devine who both have experience on the big stage will also be of big benefit to the team.

“We believe this group has the right balance to make a strong bid for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.”

The squad is to be reduced to 14 players by August 25.

Men’s Squad: Ross Taylor (capt), Michael Bates, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Neil Broom, Dean Brownlie, Colin de Grandhomme, Andrew Ellis, Daniel Flynn, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Ronnie Hira, Anaru Kitchen, Tom Latham, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Peter McGlashan, Andy McKay, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Tarun Nethula, Rob Nicol, Jacob Oram, Tim Southee, Daniel Vettori, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson, Luke Woodcock, George Worker.

Women’s Squad: Suzie Bates, Victoria Abbott, Erin Bermingham, Janet Brehaut, Kate Broadmore, Nicola Browne, Rachel Candy, Sophie Devine, Natalie Dodd, Lucy Doolan, Maddy Green, Georgia Guy, Melinda Hodgson, Holly Huddleston, Meg Kendal, Brooke Kirkbride, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Frances Mackay, Sara McGlashan, Katey Martin, Morna Nielsen, Katie Perkins, Liz Perry, Anna Peterson, Rachel Priest, Sian Ruck, Amy Satterthwaite, Lea Tahuhu.

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