New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said T20 cricket is “full of small gaps”.© AFP
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on Saturday said that his team being constantly seen as the ‘underdog’ is not something they can control and the Kiwis just want to focus on their cricket. Australia and New Zealand will face each other in the final of the T20 World Cup on Sunday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. “I mean look, it (underdog tag) has nothing to do with us, we focus on our cricket, try our best and we want to improve as a side. Different tags are something It’s not something we control.” Williamson said while answering a question from ANI during the virtual pre-match press conference.
When asked by ANI if he is big in match-ups while captaining, Williamson said: “Yeah, I mean there are definitely some match-ups in this format where it’s so dense and the game is played by small margins.” There’s a little bit of it and there are often places where there are short sides and different power players in different positions, so you’re trying to make adjustments as you go. And this in the last game That’s what happened with Michelle Santner.”
Williamson also admitted that his team has had a busy schedule this World Cup, but he is not complaining and looks forward to playing the summit clash against Australia.
“I think the game schedule has been a bit hectic, we’ve played the last four games in seven days. After the semi-finals there was a day off and there was training tomorrow. The preparation has been good, but it’s just building up. Quick adjustments to location and opposition,” Williamson said.
“Winning the T20 World Cup would be a huge achievement, playing the game of cricket where it stands at the moment and we are focused on that. That’s where we are at the moment, it’s a really exciting opportunity and we look forward to tomorrow. Looking forward to the match.”
Australia and New Zealand have never won the T20 World Cup, and this time the tournament is guaranteed to have a new winner.
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