Five, six, or steady-the-ship at the top. Wherever Henry Nicholls slots in at the Cricket World Cup, he hopes to bring the same assured approach.

In a similar manner to Michael Bevan and Chris Harris in their heyday, Nicholls is becoming something of a Mr fix it, a man for a crisis, for the Black Caps.

Ranked fifth among the world's best test batsmen, behind only Kane Williamson from a New Zealand perspective, Nicholls' versatility in the 50-over format could now feature at this World Cup.

Colin Munro's ongoing struggles at the top may thrust Nicholls in to partner Martin

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