NZ vs PAK: Why is Will Young not playing today’s World Cup Match?

Updated on: Nov 4, 2023 10:32 am IST

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In today’s highly anticipated ICC Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan, cricket enthusiasts may have noticed that Will Young, who had been part of New Zealand’s playing XI in recent games, is not in the lineup.

NZ vs PAK: Why is Will Young not playing today’s World Cup Match?

Young had filled in for the regular captain, Kane Williamson, during Williamson’s absence due to an injury. However, with Williamson now declared “match-fit” and returning to the team, Young has made way for him. Let’s explore the circumstances behind Will Young not playing in today’s World Cup match.

Will Young, a talented right-handed batsman, stepped into the shoes of Kane Williamson during the captain’s absence. He played a pivotal role in anchoring the team’s batting order and contributed to New Zealand’s success in recent matches. Young’s performances were commendable, earning him recognition and respect among cricket fans and experts.

Kane Williamson, New Zealand’s regular captain and one of the finest batsmen in contemporary cricket, had been sidelined due to an injury that kept him out of action for a certain period. However, the good news for New Zealand and their supporters is that Williamson is now “match-fit” and ready to lead the team once again. His leadership, batting prowess, and strategic acumen are invaluable to the Kiwi side, especially in a high-stakes tournament like the World Cup.

New Zealand XI

Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

Bench: Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson, Will Young, James Neesham

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