Presence of New Zealand Players in Vitality Blast 2021 didn’t surprise many as they have been integral part of T20 Leagues all across the globe ever since the launch of shortest format of the game.
In the modern game there are plenty of cricketers from New Zealand who can be impactful for any side in the shortest format of the game. New Zealand cricketers in Vitality blast 2021 edition includes fast bowlers, wicket keepers, batsman.
Although New Zealand spinners like Ish Sodhi and Mitchel Santner are highly rated in T20I but still they are not in the list of New Zealand players in Vitality Blast 2021 edition.
A total of 7 New Zealand players will be in action during the Vitality blast 2021. As Vitality Blast Schedule 2021 coincides with New Zealand Tour of England 2021 most players will join after this.
List of Vitality Blast New Zealand Players
- Daryl Mitchell
- Devon Conway
- Jimmy Neesham
- Lockie Ferguson
- Finn Allen
- Glenn Philips
- Colin de Grandhome
Review and Analysis of New Zealand Players in Vitality Blast 2021
Lockie Ferguson signs Yorkshire deal for 2021 T20 Blast
One of the fastest bowlers in modern day cricket with clicking 150+ regularly Lockie Ferguson signs Yorkshire deal for Vitality Blast 2021. Lockie Ferguson has caught everyone’s attention because of his extreme pace and his stellar performances in the 2019 World Cup for New Zealand where he took 21 wickets in 9 games.
Fergusan is one of the regular members of New Zealand limited over setup. Touching 30th year of age Fergusan has an impressive bowling average of 13 runs per wicket in T20I and strike rate of 11 balls per wicket.
He has also displayed his bowling skills in IPL and has represented Kolkata Knight Riders and Rising Pune Supergiants in one of the top leagues in world cricket now days.
Lancashire sign Finn Allen for T20 Blast
Lancashire sign New Zealand batsman Finn Allen for 2021 T20 Blast. Not many young batters set cricket field at blaze after just handful of domestic games. Finn Allen is one of them and probably the most talked youngster from New Zealand at the moment.
Before making a19 ball fifty against Bangladesh only in his 3rd T20I match; Finn Allen was having a batting average of 44 and strike rate of 180 in New Zealand domestic T20 games.
On basis of above mentioned heroics he landed an IPL contract with RCB in 2021 IPL season as a replacement for Australian Josh Philippe.
Jimmy Neesham signs for 2021 Vitality Blast campaign
Essex sign New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham for 2021 T20 Blast. With almost identical bowling and batting average of 25 both with bat and ball across 144 T20 games Neesham is a very useful T20 player.
As a global commodity Neesham has represented more than half dozen teams in modern T20 leagues around the world and has been a perfect fit for them in shortest format of the game.
He has scored over 2000 runs and picked 132 wickets in his T20 career so far.
Gloucestershire Sign New Zealand Glen Phillips
Glenn Phillips signs Gloucestershire deal for Vitality T20 Blast 2021. With a T20I century under his belt explosive 24 year old wicket keeper batsman has scored 4 T20 centuries in 114 games during accumulation of his 3000 career runs in shortest format of the game.
T20 career batting average of 30 maintained with a strike rate of 140 he is one the go to man for T20 franchises around the globe.
Phillips has also represented Jamaica Tallawahs in CPL but most of his domestic T20 heroics have been in New Zealand domestic T20 competition. Vitality blast is one of major platform for Philips to stamp his authority amongst the modern T20 batters.
Hampshire Sign Colin de Grandhomme For 2021 Vitality Blast
Hampshire Sign Colin de Grandhome For 2021 Vitality blast. Colin previously has featured for Birmingham Bears in 2017 & 2018, but now he has been signed by Hampshire for 2021 edition.
Colin has developed a reputation of a hard hitting batsman lower down the order. He has yielded more than 3000 runs in 201 T20 games with a strike rate of 161 while representing various teams around the globe.
His 66 wickets at an economy of more than 9 runs per over didn’t justify his bowling skills which he showed at international level.
Devon Conway to represent Somerset in Vitality Blast 2021
Another exciting kiwi wicket keeper batsman who can make place in any eleven only because of his batting ability Devon Conway is set to join Somerset for the Vitality Blast 2021 after the World Test Championship final of New Zealand.
After just 14 T20I matches Conway is currently ranked 4th in the ICC T20I batsmen rankings and that reflect his talent
Conway averages 59 at a strike rate of 151 for New Zealand in the 14 T20Is that he has played. His insane numbers make him one of the hottest T20 players in the circuit currently.
Daryl Mitchell joins Middlesex for T20 Blast
Yet another Kiwi all-rounder will feature in Vitality blast as Middlesex sign New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell for T20 Blast 2021 for last 9. Late bloomer Mitchell arrived in International Cricket in 2019.
He recently made headlines when he scored a test hundred against Pakistan followed by an ODI hundred against Bangladesh. In 108 T20 games. Mitchell scored more than 2000 runs while maintaining healthy strike rate of 130 at an average of 31.
He has also picked 48 wickets at an average of 24 with his medium pace bowling. This will be Mitchell’s first stint with any T20 franchise team outside New Zealand