It is fair to assert that New Zealand have been the best side in the ongoing ICC World T20 so far. The Blackcaps have been led phenomenally by Kane Williamson and their style of play has fascinated one and all. New Zealand are set to take on England in the first semi-final at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.
Ahead of the game, New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson admitted that he would be happier if his side improved further as a unit. “From our perspective, we want to keep improving as a unit. We are not looking too far down the track, of changing personalities or looking to make drastic changes. We just want to keep taking small steps forward as a team. Hope that brings a consistent improvement. Respect the game, you can win, you can lose. T20 is more fickle than any format. Go into the game, play fearless cricket, and play smart cricket as well,” Williamson said.
Williamson also said that his boys were raring to go and he would select the XI based upon the conditions. “They’re very much ready to go,” Williamson said. “Like I said, we still haven’t decided on our side. We will be looking closely at the conditions and the history I suppose of what the wicket has produced and try and pick up a side.”
“It doesn’t rule out the importance of the two main spinners, though. “Our spinners have been brilliant on surfaces that have suited spin bowling,” Williamson said. “And perhaps the best track we played on in Mohali, they still played a big part. We’re not quite sure what to expect. A few games have been played on the Delhi pitch recently,” he added.