“Kyle’s had to work really hard to return from two separate back injuries and I know he’s really excited about being involved in his first ODI World Cup,” he added.

As the BLACKCAPS gear up for the business end of the tournament, they currently sit in fourth place on the World Cup ladder. With two round-robin games remaining against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Bengaluru, the team remains focused on their campaign. 

Kyle Jamieson's inclusion provides an opportunity for the squad to overcome the loss of Matt Henry and continue their quest for World Cup glory.