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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Luke Woodcock is the only uncapped player in New Zealand Squad

Luke Woodcock is the only uncapped player in the 15-man New Zealand squad announced for the World Cup Cricket 2011.

The left-arm spinner who currently plays for Wellington is yet to make his debut in ODI format of cricket game.

Luke Woodcock has been included in the squad as third spin bowling option. It seems that his inclusion will help the Black Caps to make strong competition in the South Asian sub-continent.

The 28-year-old player satisfied the selectors showing his good performance in the domestic cricket. He showed all-rounder performance for Firebirds scoring 50 runs from 49 balls and taking 3 wickets for 31. He played the vital role to lead his team to a victory over Northern Districts.

No doubt, he had to struggle hard to make his place in the New Zealand World Cup squad. He is ready to make his debut in ODI if he is selected in their opening match against Kenya on 20th February 2011.

So far, he has played only one Twenty20 International. He has good form in first-class cricket. He has taken 84 wickets from 74 matches. It is expected that he can play an important role in the slow wickets.

Despite New Zealand’s poor performance, selectors didn’t bring more changes in the squad.

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