The skipper of the New Zealand team Kane Williamson has made it clear that the T20 series win against India was an “isolated” one, especially in the context of the upcoming World Cup and his main aim was to play some amazing cricket together as a unit.
The 28-year-old cricket led the Black Caps to a 2-1 series win by defeating the Men in Blue in the third and final T20 International game in Hamilton. Williamson also shared that this game was a huge confidence booster for his team.
Williamson said, “We were sitting down and looking at what can we get at the end of the series. It is just about each game as it comes, As I said, we are looking at this series as an isolated series.”
Adding, “We just do not want to sit down and ask ourselves what we want to see in terms of the endpoint, we just wanted to get as a group, play the sort of cricket we wanted to play and I think we did see that. The first game was a very good performance. It is not always going to happen in T20 cricket and we saw that in the second game.”
India was just one step away from winning their first ever T20 International series in New Zealand. But a tight performance for the Black Caps at the crucial stages of the match proved out to be the turning point of the game and the hosts were able to pull off a thrilling victory.
After securing a victory in the final game, the New Zealand skipper shared that both the teams played some really top-class cricket during the series and he is really proud of his teammates who held their nerves in the second half of the match.
“Both the teams were playing really well, so to come down to the decider and see a game what we saw tonight was brilliant and great for us as a unit to go through all these experiences and come out on top in a really tight situation.”
He concluded by saying, “I thought the guys held their nerves in the second half where it was difficult. India came out and played some fantastic cameos but we were able to get those wickets at key moments. You need to take wickets against the Men in Blue because we know how much power they have and how deep their batting line-up is. India are a very strong side because of their depth, their batting line-up. They do enjoy chasing and it is always a threat.”
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Sports Journalist by profession, a Cricket Fanatic by passion. Aayush Sharma has been following the game of cricket since childhood and considers Sachin Tendulkar as his idol. When in free time, he loves to read books or go out and play some gully cricket with friends. For him, Tennis ace Roger Federer and F1 Legend Michael Schumacher are the only sportspersons that reach the level of Tendulkar