Adam Milne, Tom Blundell, Devon Conway, and Michael Bracewell, have been awarded Blackcaps contracts for the upcoming season. The Wellington Firebirds take great pride in seeing their players recognized for their outstanding performances and skills at the highest level of New Zealand cricket.
The inclusion of Adam Milne in the Blackcaps squad reflects his exceptional rise to the international scene. Milne is a new addition to the Blackcaps contract list, which comes in his second season as a Firebird. Due to receiving a central Blackcaps contract, one more Firebirds contract spot has opened up to expand the Wellington squad.
Tom Blundell's selection in the Blackcaps squad is a testament to his consistent contributions behind the stumps and with the bat. Blundell has showcased his impeccable wicketkeeping skills and his ability to anchor innings effectively. Blundell was named the New Zealand Test Cricketer of the Year for 2022 after becoming a consistently valuable player with bat and glove, both in New Zealand conditions and overseas.
Devon Conway is now a mainstay in the Blackcaps side in all formats, reflecting his relatively quick rise to becoming a world-class top-order bat over the last few years. Conway's elegant stroke play and exceptional temperament have earned him accolades, recently earning MVP in the IPL final which saw his CSK win the title.
Michael Bracewell's selection in the Blackcaps squad is a reflection of his flexibility and value with the fern on his chest. Bracewell has been a vital cog in the Wellington Firebirds' success, leading the team with conviction and delivering match-winning contributions with both bat and ball. His all-round abilities and strong cricketing acumen make him an invaluable addition to the Blackcaps squad.
The Wellington Firebirds extend their heartiest congratulations to Adam Milne, Tom Blundell, Devon Conway, and Michael Bracewell on their Blackcaps contracts. Their selection highlights their hard work, dedication, and outstanding skills, and the entire Wellington Firebirds family takes immense pride in their achievements. The club is confident that their contributions will strengthen the Blackcaps squad and propel them to further success in the upcoming season.