The New Zealand cricket team became the first side to announce their T20I squads for the upcoming ICC T20I World Cup. The Blackcaps also announced their teams for their Pakistan and Bangladesh tours. However, batsman Colin Munro was left out of the NZ’s squad for the T20I World Cup which is scheduled to be played in October and November this year. Adding to that, Munro also failed to find a spot in the NZ squad for their bilateral series against Pakistan and Bangladesh. lets look at Colin Munro About T20I World Cup.
Colin Munro About T20I World Cup
34-year-old Munro took his Instagram account to express his disappointment for being left out of the NZ squad. He stated that he has played his last game for the BlackCaps. “Extremely gutted to miss out on this, was definitely a goal of mine that I wanted to tick off. Looks like I may have played my last game for Black Caps, not by choice,” wrote Munro.
Colin Munro is a fine player: Gary Stead
New Zealand Head Coach Gary Stead said that Colin Munro was only available for the ICC T20 World Cup and not for the bilateral series. Stead added that Munro is an extremely fine player. “Colin was still available but for the World Cup only, and wasn’t available for any other tours at all. We talked through that decision, and in the end, we’ve had a lot of success with guys in our T20 squad the last six months. We know Colin’s been a fine player and still is a fine player,” said Stead as quoted by stuff.com.
Stead added that he recently had a word with Colin and that the player is aware of his situation in the team. “I’m pleased he’s frustrated. When you’ve got a lot of quality players around you can’t fit everyone into 15… Yes I have spoken to Colin, about a week ago so he’s clear on where he sits,” concluded Stead.
New Zealand’s squad for T20 World Cup 2021:
Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.
New Zealand’s squad for the upcoming tours
New Zealand’s squad for Bangladesh T20s & Pakistan ODIs
Tom Latham (c) (wk), Finn Allen, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry (ODI only), Scott Kuggeleijn, Cole McConchie, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears (T20 only), Blair Tickner, Will Young
New Zealand’s squad for Pakistan T20s
Tom Latham (c) (wk), Finn Allen, Todd Astle, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Mark Chapman, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Ajaz Patel, Ish Sodhi, Ben Sears, Blair Tickner, Will Young
The tour will start with the first of three ODIs on September 17, followed by five T20Is.