Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza lauded the manner in which New Zealand Cricket (NZC) revealed their one-day international (ODI) team for the 2019 World Cup, which will take place in India between the months of October and November.
On Monday, New Zealand Cricket published an unprecedented video on social networking platform X, which was formerly known as Twitter. In the clip, members of the players’ families can be heard announcing the players’ identities as part of the World Cup squad.
“New Zealand invited members of the players’ families to see them compete on the world’s biggest cricket platform. There were no selectors; rather, the players’ spouses, children, parents, and sometimes even their grandmothers announced the names of their teammates for the squad. Did not truly know that this may also be a means to accomplish this goal; I was unaware of this possibility. New Zealand’s team for the 2023 World Cup. How absolutely great, Mashrafe said on his own Facebook account on the previous Monday.
The video featured the wife and kids of Kane Williamson, followed by the sons of Trent Boult, wives of Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, daughters of Daryl Mithcell and Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson’s fiancé, Jimmy Neesham’s grandmother, Will Young’s mother, and Rachin Ravidnra’s parents.