New Zealand reached the finals of the last two ODI World Cup campaigns. However, they faltered in the final step. With that in mind, the Kiwis will be expected to go one step further in the upcoming World Cup. Yet again, not many are rating them and the Kiwis could take this to their advantage to do well in the competition. The management will have some tough decisions to make when it comes to the World Cup squad. Here, we take a look at two players who might shockingly miss the New Zealand squad for the 2023 ODI World Cup.
1) Adam Milne
Adam Milne is one of the pacers going around in the game who is yet to hit their peak. They have the skills but injuries and inconsistency is plaguing their progress. Nevertheless, considering he has played in India before, Milne would have been a good choice for the Kiwis.
That said, there are too many pace options for the squad right now. With Trent Boult having returned, he is obviously going to get selected. Tim Southee and Matt Henry will be the other two confirmed pacers in the squad. For the last spot, there might be many others competing for the spot while the Kiwis could also consider including a spinner. Hence, Milne might not get a chance.
2) Lockie Ferguson
Lockie Ferguson is one of the players who might shockingly miss the New Zealand squad for the 2023 ODI World Cup. The same reasoning for Milne holds good with Lockie.
The pacer has been inconsistent and in the last two editions of the IPL, he was not excellent. Considering his fitness issues, he might be a risk in the setup. Hence, there would be plenty of other options such as Adam Milne and Kyle Jamieson who might get ahead of him.