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New Zealand Remain Unchanged For World Cup Final

New Zealand Remain Unchanged For World Cup Final
New Zealand will field an unchanged line-up against Australia in the World Cup final in Melbourne on Sunday.
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New Zealand team management have decided to field an unchanged line-up for the side’s World Cup final in Melbourne on Sunday against Australia.

For a major part of the World Cup, New Zealand played with the same team in most matches before the injury to Adam Milne at different stages which forced them to make a change.

Pacer Matt Henry who was drafted into the squad as a replacement for Milne was straightaway drafted into the line-up for the semi-final against South Africa and now will get a chance in the World cup final too.

Skipper Brendon McCullum seemed visibly happy with the make-up of his squad terming it as a fine mix of experience and youth.

"We will play the same team," said McCullum.

"There are many experienced players in the side, but age does not guarantee a leadership role because the younger players have settled in well.

"We are all excited to be part of what is going to be the ultimate game."

The previous encounter between the two World Cup finalists happened in the league stages when New Zealand snatched a thrilling one-wicket win in a low-scoring affair at Eden Park.

New Zealand Team: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (captain), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Daniel Vettori, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult 

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