5. Tim Southee
Tim Southee, the new ball opening partner with Trent Boult will play a key role for New Zealand in the upcoming World Cup 2019. He made his ODI debut for Kiwis against England in 2008. Swinging English conditions make it difficult to face Tim Southee early on.
In his ODI career, Southee has taken 185 wickets from 139 matches (137 innings) with the best figures of 7/35 against England in 2015 World Cup. During the World Cup 2015, Southee was impressive with his bowling taking 15 wickets from 9 matches at an economy of 5.82.
During the 2017 Champions Trophy held in England, Southee took 5 wickets from 3 matches at an economy of 4.83 runs per over.
Southee has played so far just 4 matches in 2019 and taken 8 wickets with an economy of 6.89 runs per over. With his experience and his ability to hit a few big blows in the lower order, Southee would be extremely crucial for New Zealand’s success.