Kane Williamson has high expectations of youngsters India The team that traveled to New Zealand for the three-match T20I series between the two teams. The New Zealand captain has seen these players and played with them in the Indian Premier League and knows their quality.
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The likes of Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik – all in their early 20s – are part of the T20I squad and will be captained by allrounder Hardik Pandya in the absence of Rohit Sharma who along with several other senior players has been rested from the tour.
“I have no doubt that all of them will be great players for India, I’ve seen them all in the IPL. They are of great quality no matter what names they come up with,” Williamson said on Friday.
Like India, New Zealand too suffered semi-final heartbreak in the last T20 Globalism Cobb and Williamson said they were starting over.
“We’re going to start over, this is a new series that both sides are looking forward to. We both wanted to get to the final, but we have a week to rest and prepare for this,” Williamson said.
The three-match T20I series comes on the heels of the World Cup, which concluded last Sunday. And Williamson feels it’s a great opportunity for players on the sidelines to prove themselves for the big events to come with the ODI snow taking center stage due to next year’s World Cup.
“Very fast after a big event, we had a whole heap of T20 cricket in the past. We are very excited to play India regardless. Most of the teams are preparing for the big events which are not too far away and the ODI format now would be a great opportunity for players to attend. I am sure There will be plenty of opportunities for the players to shine,” he said.
He added, “We’ll have to wait and see what surfaces we’re exposed to, and we’ll have to adapt. But it’s about getting better, especially in the knockout matches. The likes of Adam Milne have been in the T20 World Cup squad but haven’t had the chance, so this is the time to give them some time.” to play.”
The first T20I on Friday was abandoned due to rain but Williamson is hoping for a full match and full possessions for the second match due to be played at Mount Maunganui.
“It’s usually sunny out there with a little rain. We hope to get a full house.”