Kane Williamson Praises ‘Cricket Smarts’ for NZ’s Series Win

Kane Williamson Praises ‘Cricket Smarts’ for NZ’s Series Win

Kane Williamson Praises ‘Cricket Smarts’ for NZ’s Series Win

Kane Williamson returned to the Kiwi Team for the third ODI match, after missing the last two T20Is and first two ODIs against India. 

The captain of the New Zealand team finally came back after sustaining an injury during the T20I series against India and missed the final two matches. However, the team still lacks Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry. Then, both Adam Milne and Seth Rance are recovering from injuries. 

In the second ODI match, Scott Kuggeleijn and Mitchell Santner were ruled out due to illness, while Tim Southee was also sick and left the field before the match ended. 

New Zealand was left with no choice but to let their assistant coach, Luke Ronchi to substitute on the field. The team also called domestic player, R Majithia as a reserve player. 

Despite a series of injuries and illnesses from the Kiwi team, they still managed to whitewash the Men in Blue. 

Williamson is ultimately proud of how his teammates including Hamish Bennett and Kyle Jamieson were able to step up for the absence of the senior players. 

Williamson said in an interview, ‘As you know on some of these surfaces with some short boundaries, the job of the bowlers is so important. They also operated nicely in partnerships and we were able to hold our nerve in key moments’. 

He continued, ‘Today, was a great example of (it). Once again we were put under pressure by India, but we were able to have a really good death phase, which helped us keep India to about a par total’. 

India and New Zealand are set to have a two-match Test series starting on February 21. 

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