The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 seventh edition will kick off on 17 October, and the final will happen on 14 November 2021. Due to the Covid-19 fright in India, the tournament was moved to the UAE and Oman. But BCCI have still a chance to host the tournament. In the meantime, New Zealand led by Kane Williamson will be a team to watch out for.
Kane Williamson-led New Zealand always goes underdog at major ICC events and does amazing things to win the praise of cricket enthusiasts and experts. In the past few years, they have performed well in limited cricket matches.
They have a finalist in the 2015 and 2019 World Cups. They also performed exceptionally well in the long game. Recently they took part in the 2021 ICC World Testing Championship (WTC) final against Virat Kohli led India, and won the first championship.
New Zealand is a Group 2 team of T20 World Cup 2021, along with India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. New Zealand have won four nonstops T20 international series and entered the T20I series against Bangladesh. But, they performed poorly in the 5 T20I series against the Bengals. In the first game, they were eliminated with 60 runs and lost the game by seven wickets. Overall, they lost to Bangladesh 3-2 in the T20I series.
Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Trent Boult, Todd Astle, Daryl Mitchell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Mark Chapman, Tim Southee, Adam Milne (injury cover).
Tuesday, October 26, 2021: New Zealand VS Pakistan, at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, in Sharjah. (7:30 PM IST)
Sunday, October 31, 2021: New Zealand VS India, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, in Dubai. (7:30 PM IST)
Wednesday, November 3, 2021: New Zealand VS Qualifier (B1), at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, in Dubai. (3:30 PM IST)
Friday, November 5, 2021: New Zealand VS Qualifier (A2), at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, in Sharjah. (3:30 PM IST)
Sunday, November 7, 2021: New Zealand VS Afghanistan, at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi. (3:30 PM IST)