New Zealand reached the finals of the last two editions of the ODI World Cup. However, they failed to win it. This time around, as well, not many are rating the team but they have the resources to do well again. That said, we could have many Kiwi cricketers step aside from the format after the upcoming event. Here, we take a look at the list of three New Zealand cricketers who could retire from ODIs after the 2023 ODI World Cup.
1) Trent Boult
It is only recently that Trent Boult made a comeback to the New Zealand Team. Since he was not a part of the central contract, he was not being considered much.
Boult has a good demand in T20 leagues. Hence, for his personal growth, as well, retiring from ODIs will surely be an option for him. Also, it will be interesting to see if he shall be retained in the Test squad.
2) Jimmy Neesham
Jimmy Neesham is one of the New Zealand cricketers who could retire from ODIs after the 2023 ODI World Cup. The all-rounder, just like Boult, is popular in the T20 leagues. Hence, he could also retire from the format.
Anyways, his form in recent months has not been great. New Zealand must start grooming a good pace-bowling all-rounder while Neesham can focus on the 2024 T20 World Cup.
3) Tim Southee
Southee is one of the most experienced pacers in the game right now. However, with the age catching up, he must soon start prioritizing his attention.
While Tests need the presence of Southee, he might, as well, try out the T20 format for next year’s World Cup. ODIs can be the right platform to bring up the performances of the likes of Kyle Jamieson. Hence, Southee, if at all he gets fit before the World Cup and plays in it, might hang up his boots in this format after the tournament.