World Cup 2015: New Zealand announce their 15-man squad

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The Blackcaps today announced their ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 squad.

Surprisingly, New Zealand have picked their veteran all-rounder Daniel Vettori who played just three one-day internationals between the 2011 World Cup and October 2014. Grant Elliot, who last played an ODI in November 2013, has also been named in New Zealand’s 15-man squad.

“A lot of bowlers have performed brilliantly for us over the past couple of seasons, which certainly made it difficult, but we think we have the right mix,” Hesson said.

“Our batting unit has good depth and Grant’s inclusion assures us strong cover in the middle order. He brings a lot of experience and his record in New Zealand and Australia conditions is excellent,” New Zealand’s coach Mike Hesson added.

New Zealand’s Squad For 2015 WORLD CUP: Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Luke Ronchi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Dan Vettori, Kane Williamson.