The central contracts list for New Zealand Cricket has been updated for the 2022–23 season to include pitcher Blair Tickner and opening batsman Finn Allen. While Allen has played for New Zealand in eight ODIs and thirteen T20Is, Tickner has played in six ODIs and eleven T20Is.
Tickner earned his international debut in 2019, but he has only been a consistent member of the team for the last 12 months. The quick bowler has 21 wickets in 17 international games, and New Zealand Coach Gary Stead thinks he can go well.
Blair Tickner New Zeeland Fast Bowler
Blair Tickner is a New Zealander who bowls medium pace with his right arm. Tickner, who was born on October 13th, 1993, competes for Central Districts in New Zealand’s domestic league and made headlines in November 2017 after he scored a hat-trick against Wellington in a Plunket Shield matchup for Central Districts.
Tickner went on a killing, taking twenty-one wickets in just eleven games to become the league’s top wicket-taker in New Zealand’s 2017–18 Super Smash T20 competition. In June 2018, his solid play earned him a contract with Central Districts for the 2018–19 campaign. In January 2019, he received his first national call-up for the T20I series against India at home.
Finn Allen New Zeeland Wicket Keeper Batter
Finn Allen is from Auckland, New Zealand, is. Finn Allen, a cricket player for New Zealand, was born on April 22, 1999. In March 2021, Allen made his international cricket debut for New Zealand. Allen played his first Twenty20 cricket game on January 3, 2017 for Auckland. Allen had played with the New Zealand team at the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup before he started playing Twenty20 cricket.
Allen was selected for the New Zealand team to compete in the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in December 2017. On the first day of the competition, he faced the West Indies and achieved the first century of the competition while remaining unbeaten at 115. Allen’s half-century off just 19 balls against Kenya in New Zealand’s second game of the tournament is tied for second-fastest in Under-19 ODI history. With 338 runs, he led New Zealand in runs scored during the competition.