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ICC Under-19 World Cup 2014: New Zealand announce squad

Second timer, Robert O'Donnell will lead the Kiwis during the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

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New Zealand will start their preparations with a couple of practice games. Photo Courtesy - ICC-Cricket.com
New Zealand will start their preparations with a couple of practice games. Photo Courtesy – ICC-Cricket.com

 

Jan 14, 2014

 

New Zealand Cricket have announced their squad for the ICC Under-19 World Cup, to be held in United Arab Emirates, from February 14, 2014.

 

Auckland’s Robert O’Donnell, playing in his second world cup, will lead the 15-man New Zealand squad.

 

The team will depart New Zealand shores for the tournament on February 7, and play two warm-up games prior to the start of the round-robin, facing the West Indies on February 10 and Canada on February 12.

 

Following this, they will face fellow Pool D opponents Sri Lanka, UAE and England, before either progressing onto the quarter-finals of the main competition or entering the Plate competition.

 

New Zealand Under-19 World Cup Squad: Robert O’Donnell (c), Jeremy Benton, Leo Carter, Henry Collier, Josh Finnie, Shawn Hicks, Jack Hunter, Kyle Jamieson, Ken McClure, Brett Randell, Tim Seifert, Dane Watson, Curtley Watson, Luke Williamson, Rakitha Weerasundara.

 

New Zealand Under-19 coach, Grant Bradburn said the players have worked extremely hard in their preparations and each one of them has warranted their place in the squad.

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