New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has no intention of giving up any format of play despite losing an opportunity to win the T20 World Cup title for the second consecutive year.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has no intention of giving up on any format of play even if he misses out on an opportunity to win the T20 World Cup title for the second year in a row.
Williamson’s place in the T20 crew will be investigated after the right-hander looked far from familiar with the continuing masterpiece, as New Zealand returned with nothing of a fifth World Cup progressive white ball, regardless of making the semi-finals in each one of them.
“There’s a lot of cricket so that should be dealt with a bit,said the 32-year-old after New Zealand’s seven-wicket defeat to Pakistan in the main semi-final here on Wednesday.
“It’s a scene of change with players generally in the world at the moment, and we’ve seen that in our side as well.
New Zealand were on the verge of a second straight T20 World Cup final before Pakistan fulfilled their fantasies. In the last outing in the United Arab Emirates, the Kiwis lost to Australia in the title contention.
New Zealand have also reached the final of the last two ODI World Cups in 2015 and 2019 however, missed the mark.
On being briefed on New Zealand’s continued disappointment in the World Cup title contention, he said: “We’ve played in various finals and put on big displays, probably enough to win, and either we were met by a team that plays a little better or a side that is screwing up the equivalent, you know, but it looks like it.
“The picture is huge. You play in various competitions. Believe it best, you have to win some, but you finish a competition, you surely start focusing on the next one.
“For me, it comes down to cricket, and that’s where we put our focus. The climate, how well we tracked, and there were a lot of good things. The excursion was great, a ton of good cricket, however, you have to keep going as you get into business.”
New Zealand are set to have India for a series of white balls, including three T20Is followed by as many ODIs, starting November 18 in Wellington.
“Obviously you have to continue to be on the good half of the results, but having said that, there are several younger players, more experienced players, and it is growing, such competitions,said Williamson.
“So everyone brings a bit into the group. The moment you are in such positions again, you can kind of reflect and try to improve yourself. There will be a reflection. It’s still rude,” he concluded.