New Zealand taking a balanced side for ICC T20 World Cup

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Wellington,Apr 23 (ANI): The New Zealand cricket team is taking a full-strength team to the West Indies for the 2010 ICC Twenty20 World Cup.

Injuries concerns are over for team as the five players, who were in rehabilitation mode appeared fit to play.

Jacob Oram, Jesse Ryder, Kyle Mills, Ian Butler and Aaron Redmond will be confirmed for a Caribbean departure on Saturday providing they encounter no last-minute setbacks during a second and final mock Twenty20 game tomorrow.

All-rounder Oram was undergoing a knee-injury and was out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament.

He tore a patella tendon while fielding in the first Chappell-Hadlee one-day international against Australia last month.

"The knee is all right, at the moment there are no problems. It's nearly six weeks now since I was hurt, but it could have been a lot worse. It's still been hellishly frustrating though, especially missing the Australian series, which is the big one," said Oram.

New Zealand plays the first game of the tournament against Sri Lanka in Georgetown, Guyana, on April 30.

Daniel Vettori, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum and Shane Bond, who played in the third edition of the IPL, will join the team in the West Indies. (ANI)

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