New Zealand was a unit which won everyone’s hearts in the ICC World T20. Kane Williamson was simply exceptional as he led his unit efficiently and the Blackcaps seemed to be fully in command. However, after just one poor performance, they crashed out after a humiliating loss to England at Delhi. By the virtue of the loss, New Zealand’s journey in the ICC World T20 2016 came to an abrupt end.
However, skipper Kane Williamson is certain that his team has learnt a lot despite losing the semi final against England. “We were 20-25 short. England bowled really well in that sort of death period which made life difficult. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to connect as well as we would have liked. It certainly wasn’t due to the lack of trying. It’s just the game we are playing. It’s such a fine line,” Williamson said.
Praising leg-spinner Ish Sodhi, Williamson added, “Ish Sodhi had a fantastic T20 tournament along with Mitch Santner. We’ve played on so many different wickets and the guys have adapted well, grown so much as a bowling unit. I suppose they have matured as well in this part of the world, which is extremely important for themselves and the team moving forward. There have been a number of guys who have had a very good tournament. In fact, I think when you reflect back on some of the surfaces, we have had low scores that were winning totals. I think the batters were very good as well throughout the tournament in contributing to those winning totals,” he said.
“You can look at it in a number of areas, but at the end of the day, we just didn’t get things right. It wasn’t for the lack of trying, it’s just a fine line in the game that we play. We will all be better for it. We will move on and be a better team,” Williamson summed up.