New Zealand to use rotation policy in the tri-series against Pakistan and Bangladesh

New Zealand Cricket Team

New Zealand Cricket has decided to use a rotation policy starting with the tri-series against Pakistan and Bangladesh.

This tri-series is a part of the warm-up for New Zealand before they embark upon their ICC T20 World Cup campaign.

The selectors too will be keeping a close watch over this tri-series as they have to finalize their playing XI for the World Cup soon.

Gavin Larsen has stated that the rotation policy will come into effect after 4-5 games depending on the players’ performances.

Certainly the goal is to rotate the squad across the playing opportunities through that tri-series and to basically fine-tune what has been our existing game plan over the recent time.

So, the player who will benefit the most from this series is New Zealand opener, Finn Allen.

Martin Guptill has not been in very good touch with the bat this year as he has scored 51 runs. He hasn’t been able to pass 50 in 9 T20Is this year.

Recently, New Zealand used the opening combination of Martin Guptill and Devon Conway against the West Indies in all three T20I games.

Allen was pretty much an up-and-down player this year for New Zealand.

All NZ fans will also be hoping to see their skipper Kane Williamson get some form back through this tri-series.

Furthermore, New Zealand doesn’t want any injuries to their key players right before the T20 World Cup.

India have suffered two massive blows in Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah due to injuries.

Similarly, Australia doesn’t have the services of Marcus Stoinis as he is suffering from a side strain.

West Indies’ Shimron Hetmyer has been dropped from the squad for the World Cup.

New Zealand will be playing two warm-up games against India and South Africa.

They will then start their campaign against Australia on the 22nd of October at SCG.

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