4. Ross Taylor
The NZ veteran has been out of action for a while but is expected to come back straight to the playing XI if deemed fit to play. Ross Taylor has been a great servant for Kiwis over the years, having scored 7380 runs in 105 Tests. The 37-year-old is one of the best players of spin and will have a huge task up his sleeves against the duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
5. Henry Nicholls
The 29-year-old is the silent killer of the New Zealand side, whose contributions are often overshadowed by the brilliance of his teammates. Batting at No. 5, Henry Nicholls smashed 585 runs in 10 matches in the 2019-21 WTC cycle and was one of the most impressive batsmen for the Kiwis. With some of the most glorious cricket shots in his armoury, the left-hander has the ability to make an immense impact in the WTC final.