Black caps Skipper Kane Williamson feels that for todays India vs New Zealand First clash of super 10 at Vidarbha cricket association, Nagpur on 15th March Spinners might play a huge role for todays game.
Williamson said : “We certainly are expecting spin to pay a big part in this tournament. I suppose judging by the warm-up games in Mumbai, they had a bit for the seamers and it swung a little bit. They were very good surfaces but from what cricket we have seen here in Nagpur, spin looks likely to play a big part. It’s important that we adjust our game plans accordingly,”
As per Williamson Most of kiwis batsman are in great touch but they have to face recently against pace attack and not known how to play spin well. New zealand team have to make plan to play against spinners like Ashwin, Jadeja and also yuvraj. New zealand have some senior players in the squad like guptil, Ross Taylor who are capable to play spin well and its a good test for the Kiwis batsman todays against indian spin attack.
We recently seen in the warm up match against England, New zealand struggled to face to spin bowling so for todays match Indian captain MS Dhoni with one extra spinner inform of harbhajansingh in this match.
If we seen the past matches so far four T20 Matches played between two countries and all of the occasion new zealand win the match successfully but williamson feels that home team is a strong opponent.
“Every game of cricket is different. It is pretty much a clean slate, it is the start of a tournament and it’s important for us to be focused on our plans and to execute them as best as we can. We certainly know that India are a very strong side in this competition and we have to be at our best.”
New zealand have a bad luck as they not won any major ICC Title but Williamson and co. Ready to make chance for this time in the shorter format of cricket as players are in great touch and many batsman and bowlers perform very well in the recent matches. In 2015 cricket world cup New zealand team are in the final but lost against the aussies.
He also added that “It’s certainly half-full, I think. You come to this tournament and you certainly know that playing T20 cricket on its day can go any way and you have got a dangerous side like most other sides in this competition. Like I mentioned, it will be an exciting tournament and it will be good to watch. The boys are raring to go, to play some exciting cricket,”