The cricket team is managed by New Zealand Cricket, which organizes Test visits, One Day Internationals, and Twenty20 matches against other countries. It also runs New Zealand's domestic cricket championships, such as the Plunket Shield, Ford Trophy, and Super Smash. For their domestic contests, New Zealand Cricket has six teams. The Plunket Shield was reintroduced for the 2009–10 season after State Insurance dropped their sponsorship. The Plunket Shield will remain called as such, according to New Zealand Cricket, as naming rights are no longer up for sale. The point leader will choose the competition's champion after the double round, rather than the final.
1. Finn Allen
Finn Allen is a threatening top-order batsman who demonstrated his potential in his first series against New Zealand. He was picked for the national team after starring in New Zealand's elite T20 competition and under-19 cricket. Allen's career got off to a shaky start when he was ejected for a first-pitch duck. But, as fans soon discovered, this was just a blip. Allen followed up his golden duck with a stunning third-innings performance against Bangladesh. He got 71 points in only 29 balls. Allen's impressive start to his career made him a significant draw for T20 teams across the world, as well as a crucial player for New Zealand.
2. Devon Conway
Conway began his cricket career in South Africa's local leagues. He was named to Gauteng's team for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup in August 2015. Devon appeared in all three Gauteng matches and scored 53 runs. He came to New Zealand in August 2017 at the age of 26 to pursue a cricket career. Wellington signed him for the 2018–19 Season in New Zealand in June 2018. Conway hit an unbroken double century against Otago at the Basin Reserve in the second round of the 2018–19 Plunket Shield season. With 363 runs in nine games, he was the highest run-scorer in 2018–19 Super Smash. He was also the highest run-scorer with 659 runs in seven matches during the 2018–19 Plunket Shield season.
3. George Worker
On the 2015 tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa, George Worker, a left-handed batsman, and left-arm spinner received the Man of the Match award for a 38-ball 62 in Harare at his T20I debut. His white-ball stats are more remarkable than his first-class career, and an entire Ford Trophy season in 2017 brought him back to the notice of the selectors. When Bangladesh came to visit, he was named into the T20 squad but did not make the final XI before winning a berth in the tri-series in Ireland. Worker led Palmerston North Boys when he was younger, the same school as Jacob Oram, and hit 71 at his first-class debut in 2007.
4. Daryl Mitchell
Despite being predominantly a middle-order batsman, his seam bowling had improved in previous seasons, and he had made his international debut in T20 cricket against India in February 2019. Mitchell made his first-class debut after the 2011-12 Season and rose to prominence the following year with an average of 54.53. After earning a spot in New Zealand, he joined the team for tours to India and Sri Lanka, he followed up with hundreds in consecutive innings during the domestic season. Mitchell was picked after De Grandhomme was forced to withdraw from the second Test due to injury. He scored an unbroken 170 against Canterbury soon before the England series in 2019.
5. Cole McConchie
Cole was Canterbury's top wicket-taker in the 2018–19 Ford Trophy, taking thirteen wickets in nine games. Canterbury offered him a contract in June 2020, ahead of the 2020–21 domestic cricket season. McConchie was chosen captain of the New Zealand, cricket team for practice matches against the visiting West Indies squad in November 2020. He has been selected for New Zealand's Twenty20 International squad for their tour of Bangladesh in August 2021 and their One Day International squad for their tour of Pakistan in September 2021. McConchie made his T20I debut for New Zealand against Bangladesh on September 1, 2021, grabbing a wicket with his first delivery in the T20I competition.
6. Will Young
For Central Districts he made his first-class debut in the 2011-12 New Zealand domestic cricket season and became the team's captain in December 2015 at just 23. The Central Stags won the ODI Ford Trophy in 2016 and were undefeated in the first-class Plunket Shield in 2018. Therefore, Young chose to relinquish his leadership to concentrate on his batting and join the New Zealand team. He was selected in New Zealand's Test team for the first time in December 2018 for the series against Sri Lanka, although he did not play. Young was picked to make his Test cricket debut one day before a Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Hagley Oval in March 2019.
7. Neil Broom
Broom signed a two-year deal with Derbyshire in 2015, but despite hoping for a national recall, he did not return to the English county side. Broom was selected for New Zealand's One-Day International team after leading the List-A Ford Trophy run lists in 2015-16, followed by a succession of excellent performances in the first-class Plunket Shield. He scored 228 runs in three ODIs, with innings of 109* and 97 against Bangladesh in December 2016. As a result of such performance - plus an injury to Martin Guptill - he was also called up for the T20 series in early January 2017.
8. Anton Devcich
Anton Devcich, a member of the New Zealand Under-19 system, represented his country five times at the 2004 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh. Devcich started his first-class career batting at Nos. 9 and 10, but he soon moved up to the middle order. Devcich batted at No. 9 in his Northern Districts debut against Otago in the 2004-05 State Championship and scored an undefeated 94. Devcich built up his credentials as a batter to become a regular opener in the shorter forms, despite not maintaining that level of performance in subsequent matches.
9. Tim Seifert
In 2017–18 Super Smash, Seifert played for Northern Districts against Auckland in December 2017 and recorded the quickest century in a domestic Twenty20 competition in New Zealand. On 40 pitches, he hit 100 home runs. He was the highest run-scorer with 703 runs in nine matches for Northern Districts during the 2017–18 Plunket Shield season. Northern Districts signed him for the 2018–19 Season in June of 2018. He was chosen to the Trinbago Knight Riders' Caribbean Premier League 2020 team in July 2020. He joined the Kolkata Knight Riders squad in the Indian Premier League in October 2020, replacing the injured Ali Khan, although he did not play any matches during the tournament.
10. Josh Clarkson
Josh Andrew Clarkson, a Central Districts' first-class cricketer, was born on January 21, 1997. He was chosen for New Zealand's Under-19 Cricket World Cup team in December 2015. In the 2015–16 Ford Trophy, he made his List A debut on December 27, 2015. From 2012 until 2014, Clarkson attended Nelson College. He signed a deal with Central Districts for the 2018–19 Season in June 2018. During the 2020–21 Super Smash, Clarkson participated in his 50th Twenty20 match on December 27, 2020.