Joelle King, left, and Paul Coll, right, headline New Zealand's squash team again ©Getty Images

Men's world number one Paul Coll and women's world number seven Joelle King are to headline New Zealand's squash team at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

They are two of seven members on the squad, with King looking to defend her singles and doubles titles from Gold Coast 2018.

She won the women's doubles alongside Amanda Landers-Murphy four years ago, and is set to play with her again in Birmingham.

King is also set to compete in mixed doubles with Coll, with whom she claimed bronze in 2018.

"I'm hoping to have another huge games for squash and I'm excited to be part of this team," said King. 

"We've got the three of us who have been there before and some youngsters coming through which is exciting to see them experience it for the first time. 

"I'm looking forward to pulling the silver fern over my chest once again."

Joelle King is to team again with Amanda Landers-Murphy in pursuit of the women's doubles gold ©Getty Images
Joelle King is to team again with Amanda Landers-Murphy in pursuit of the women's doubles gold ©Getty Images

Lwamba and Temwa Chilese are guaranteed New Zealand's spots in the men's doubles and will be looking to compete in the men's singles too.

The brothers of Zambian descent are set to make their Commonwealth Games debuts, along with women's pairing Kaitlyn Watts and Abbie Palmer.

They are to compete in the women's doubles too, with Watts expected to play in the singles as well.

Coll is to appear at his third Games and this time will be the favourite to claim the elusive men's singles title, having finished runner-up to England's James Willstrop at Gold Coast 2018.

"I'm very happy to be selected for third Commonwealth Games and I'm looking forward to heading to Birmingham where I spend a lot of time training with my coach, so it feels like a second home for me," added Coll.

Mixed doubles bronze medallist from Kuala Lumpur 1998 and Manchester 2002 champion Glen Wilson is to coach the team, with Paul Hornsby acting as the assistant.

This latest announcement takes New Zealand's team up to 72 athletes.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are scheduled to take place from July 28 to August 8.